Map of the Lost
by Miriam Sagan
Centered in northern New Mexico, this collection of poetry describes a series of journeys that create maps of place and memory. The poems travel south to deserts both mythical and real, east to childhood and the past, west to the Pacific and notions of Buddhism, and north to Alaska and a cold transcendence. Each section concludes with a return home where reflection charts...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by University of New Mexico Press
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Miriam Sagan’s most recent poetry collection, Map of the Lost, traces the migratory history of the poet, while meditating upon what is irrecoverable. The poems explore various expressions of loss encompassing disassociation of childhood, youth, and memory, to a larger contemplation of how history and culture are forgotten. Composed of eighty-seven poems divided into four sections, the strongest poems in Map of the Lost are rooted in the landscape and histories of the Southwest where Sagan has ma...more