No Silence in the Fields (BHP Chapbook Series)
by Rachel Mennies (Goodreads Author)
A home and its broken ghosts are given voice in Rachel Mennies’ seance-like No Silence in the Fields. Its several speakers frighten and comfort, whisper and wail, with Mennies as their unflinching medium. Forging and foraging, even through vicarious anguish, for family stories chained to dilapidation, Mennies pulls memories from voluminous quiet and cold ground. In a place...more
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Blue Hour Press
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Rachel Mennies’ debut e-chapbook collection No Silence in the Fields (Blue Hour Press, 2012) is a heartbreaking narrative of a couple’s love that breaks beneath the cold realities of winter. The scene is set in the first poem, “The Barn,” which wonders, “Whose red shoebox, whose poisoned apple.” This list-poem first catalogues meaningless objects as if anthropologists were excavating them years later. It then turns from the tangible to recall events and emotions contained within the walls of the...more
Rachel Mennies is the reviews editor atAGNI. Her work has recently appeared inAlaska Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cimarron Review, Indiana Review,andWitness.She won theLeonard Steinberg/Academy of American Poets Prizeand received her MFA in Poetry from Penn State, both in 2011. She currently lives in Pittsburgh and works for the University of Pittsburgh....moreMore about Rachel Mennies...