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"In Caroline Goodwin's Trapline, nature's flux and torque are embodied in a language that is taut, luscious, and musical. These are poems of rot and salt, dragonflies and kinked reeds, where the world is always with us - raw and omnipresent, beautiful and terrible. Here poems navigate physical and metaphysical landscapes, embodying experience and a world both awful and ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Createspace
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Alaska native Caroline Goodwin’s first poetry book, Trapline (Jackleg Press), is set at the edge–of the sea, the swamp, the wilderness. To get a feel for her poetry, imagine yourself walking along the shore, encountering “rot and salt,” dragonflies, gnats, the quahog and cockle. Then imagine focusing in on each treasure, closer and closer until you see a wing or an eye and then inside the organism. Once you’re amongst the blood vessels with your magical microscope, Goodwin will connect what you ...more
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Author of Trapline (2013 JackLeg Press). Former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford (1999 - 2001) studied at University of British Columbia. Teach writing at Stanford Continuing Studies, California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley Extension.
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