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Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Word Works Washington Prize. With seamless craft and lyricism, Frannie Lindsay elevates personal grief to a universal level. Through the natural world, she invites "mayweed, earnest as milkmaids" to flood the valley of death. Lindsay offers the reader light, often surprisingly warm, in the chill darkness of death. Cover art by Deborah Mayhall.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Word Works (first published 2010)
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Jan 25, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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Frannie Lindsay's third book, winner of the 2009 Washington Prize, is a collection of odes and meditations on death, loss, family and love.

In poems like "In Bed with Janet" and "The Music Is Going Great in Both Directions," Lindsay focuses scenes of human connection into a vivid detail, the movement of a dying sisters hand, her confused speech "which all of the doctor's started to call word salad..."

...but once in a while
she would stop as if she had caught herself
dying and thought it impolite

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