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Prayer Against Famine

Poems

by Knoepfle, John

Price: $12.95, 96 pages

ISBN: 9781886157453, 2004

Poetry. In this moving book of poems,John Knoepfle transforms a search for his Irish roots into a meditationon human suffering and survival. The whole book is a prayer againstfamine and the gratuitous cruelty inflicted on the innocent, both theIrish of the last century and the Central Americans of today"--KathleenNorris.

About the Author

John Knoepfle is the author or editor of over a dozen books. He is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois-Springfield. His awards include fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Mark Twain Award for Contributions to Midwestern Literature from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, Author of the Year from the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, and the Illinois Literary Heritage Award from the Illinois Center for the Book. He lives in Springfield, Illinois, with his wife, Peggy Sower Knoepfle.

Interview with John Knoepfle.

 

Published 2004

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