Luminous. . . . Each reading reveals the tug of opposites, and in this tension the poet shows her brilliance.Library Journal, starred review Rash yet tender, chastened yet lush, Headwaters is a book of opposites, a book of wild abandon by one of the most formally exacting poets of our time. Animals populate its pagesowl, groundhog, fox, each with its own inimitable survival skillsand the poet who so meticulously observes their behaviors has accumulated a lifetimes worth of skills herself: she too has survived. The power of these extraordinary poems lies in their recognition that all our experience is ultimately uselessthat human beings are at every moment beginners, facing the earth as if for the first time.
Additional ISBNs: 9780393350005, 0393350002, 9780393241419, 0393241416
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