Winner of John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Mark Jarman
Publication Date: June 23, 2008
Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Mark Jarman. These poems invent their own forms, with two series of voices (of people, animals, things) portraying a world of peace with varied multicultural and international connections. The shock of 9/11 opens the final section, which relates private experience to wider social healing and the ideal of one world.
About the Author
While a practicing lawyer, Paula Bonnell began publishing poems in such places as Southern Poetry Review, Manhattan Poetry Review, and Rattle. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in such publications as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston Review, and The New York Times Book Review. Her awards include poetry prizes from Negative Capability, Kalliope, and the Chester H. Jones Foundation, as well as an NEA/PEN Syndicated Fiction prize, and selection by PEN New England as a Discovery writer. A native of western Pennsylvania who has lived in Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Massachusetts, she now makes Boston her home.
Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling. —Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review) Ramspeck's debut collection abounds with flawed families, tense confirmations, and unlikely mo...
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