Waterborne by Linda Gregerson
Poems

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A stirring, brilliantly crafted collection, Linda Gregerson's third volume of poetry examines mortality in all its beauty and horror. Fluently rendered in Gregerson's distinctive three-line stanzas, these poems explore subjects from autism to genealogy to ecology. Their occasions are diverse -- a barn fire, a wounded deer, a child's determined struggle with a bicycle -- but their instinct is always to wrest from the impure world a vernacular of praise.
 

About Linda Gregerson

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LINDA GREGERSON is the author of Waterborne, The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, and Fire in the Conservatory. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry as well as in the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, the Yale Review, TriQuarterly, and other publications.Among her many awards and honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Kingsley Tufts Award.
 
Published February 27, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 83 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Even the disturbing description of a fatal barn fire in "The Horses Run Back to Their Stalls" sounds sadly elegant under Gregerson's pen: "I'll never forget the morning after: ash/in the air all the way to town and the smell of those/poor animals,/who'd never harmed a soul."

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Even the disturbing description of a fatal barn fire in "The Horses Run Back to Their Stalls" sounds sadly elegant under Gregerson's pen: "I'll never forget the morning after: ash/in the air all the way to town and the smell of those/poor animals,/who'd never harmed a soul."

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