At the heart of this book are sequences that portray some of the central themes of our time: what the Vietnam War took away from us, what the painful reexamination of our loss can give back, and what surprising durability inheres in the sinews of our origins, family, and beliefs. With a fine clarity and precision of language, McFall's thirty-nine poems look back to her pilot-father's death, across her native Floridian landscape, and ahead to her child's birth. At once elegiac and celebratory, highly crafted and full of feeling, they illustrate the restorative powers of art, memory and the natural world.
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Published May 7, 2012
by Time Being Books.
Literature & Fiction.