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The Candle I Hold Up to See You

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The Candle I Hold Up to See You by Cathy Smith Bowers is a book of poetry. The book is divided into five sections which deal with a wide range of subjects, including spirituality, Southern culture, loss and grief, and humor.
Paperback, 89 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Iris Press
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I attended a poetry writing weekend led by Cathy at the Quartz Mountain Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute this past weekend. She was gracious and energetic and intelligent and witty, and I had actually read one of her poems before going to OFAI. "Found Poem" appeared in an issue of English Journal within the past few years. When I saw it in this collection, I immediately recognized it. Drawing on her years as a teacher and on her rocky childhood, Cathy weaves poems out of what she calls "abiding ...more
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Cathy Smith Bowers is a native of South Carolina. She was a winner of the 1990 General Electric Award for Younger Writers and a South Carolina Poetry Fellowship. Her poems have appeared widely in publications such as The Altantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and many others.


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