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Black Birds: Blue Horse

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Poetry. In BLACK BIRDS: BLUE HORSE, Natalie Peeterse explores grief and loss. The chapbook is dedicated to Nicole Dial, a woman who died in Afghanistan. The reader experiences the poet's loss of her friend a loss she is reminded of in nearly everything, and charts in others who knew Dial.

"Natalie Peeterse's BLACK BIRDS: BLUE HORSE is remarkable for its urgency and power. T
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Paperback, 44 pages
Published March 2012 by Gold Line Press
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Lauren
May 27, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
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This book reads almost like a short story or an essay rather than a collection of 26 distinct poems. I will admit it took me a bit to get into the flow, but once I did, the subtle brilliance of the collection showed itself as a model of what a great chapbook could be--cohesive, connected, consistent, and downright haunting.
Rachel
Nov 03, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and haunting imagery. "The heavy blanket of your absence now folded perfectly in one hand..." These words will stay with me, wonderful poetry.
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Natalie Peeterse
Black Birds: Blue Horse (An Elegy)

(Los Angeles, CA: Gold Line Press, 2012)

By Paul-Victor Winters

"Black Birds: Blue Horse" was reviewed in The Literary Review
"Loss Control" Fall 2012, The Shortlist
www.theliteraryreview.org

David St. John’s selection for the 2011 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Competition is an elegy by Natalie Peeterse for Nicole Dial, who was killed in Afghanistan while on a humanitarian mission. At this point in America’s long war in Afghanistan and elsewhere, b
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