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As we enter this book we come to know the striking and vulnerable northern landscapes where Brenda Schmidt has called home for over two decades. She is a poet who asks difficult questions and is an unself-conscious witness to both the sublime and the darker side of human interaction with nature. She holds up the ways we choose to separate from the environment we depend on ...more
Paperback, 77 pages
Published April 5th 2012 by Hagios Press
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Oct 12, 2016 Tanis rated it it was amazing
Brenda Schmidt has an uncanny ability to find exactly the sharp shock of pain hidden in the lyric moment.
There is grit in these poems, so much that it seems unfair to think of them as nature poems; like the best nature writing, they undo our expectations of nature rather than uphold them. Schmidt’s most closely-mined poetic territory is close observation as it discovers not only a luminous presence (a rare bird, a stunning photograph, the sublime moment) but also as a jolting reminder of absence
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Nov 08, 2012 Ariel Gordon rated it really liked it
More northern mining town gothic from the most thoughtful/playful poet I know...
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