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White for Harvest: Selected and New Poems

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Jeanie Thompson's elegiac poetry tracks the geography of the heart and the power that resides in relationships. She speaks, with no pretense, as an American signifier and witness to the sacred yet often disturbing aspects of our world.In White For Harvest, Thompson chooses fifty poems that chart the joy and pain of children, family, loves lost and found, and the continuing ...more
Hardcover, 81 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Christian Voice Publishing (first published 2001)
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Erin
Sep 05, 2007 Erin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: southern gothic belles, sons of preacher men
When I grow up, I might want to be Jeanie Thompson.
Diann Blakely
Thompson's free verse lyrics move with the measured slowness and urgency of prayer, dwelling among the mysteries of connection and opposition. Her new work gives particular pleasure, its song confronting the often brutal exigencies of history and natural science, its breath "all that is necessary, friend, for speech."
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Jun 29, 2007 Sarah Wells rated it really liked it
Very lyrical free verse. I picked this one up because of her willingness to write from a spiritual foundation without gushing or entering into a spiral of cliches. It is hard to find poets who can accomplish this realistic spirituality.
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