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Writing the Sacred into the Real

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Descended from the great American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alison Deming appropriately begins this philosophical autobiography along the shores of the North Atlantic -- on Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy. Moving on to Provincetown, Massachusetts, and then to Tucson, Arizona, and Paomoho, Hawaii, Deming describes places that are dear to her because their ways are ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 7th 2001 by Milkweed Editions (first published 2001)
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Amy
Feb 11, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Essays about writing about places : Grand Manan, Provincetown, Tucson, Poamoho.

"Writing Poetry is an act of dissent in at least three ways: economically, because the poet labors to make a thing that will never be worth money; temporally because the poem is an argument with the erosive passage of time; and politically, because in an age that values aggregate data, poetry -- all true art -- insists upon the passionate importance of the individual."

Kim
May 05, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
Ms. Deming is a true advocate for nature, but also a true advocate for people living in nature, and the culture they bring to bear on those environments. She eloquently displays the intimacy which both share...whether or not the people living in nature realize that. It seems like her goal is to enlighten such people through her prose/poetry/"prosetry". She spoke about the "poetics of place" during one of the myriad events at the recent Tucson Festival of Books. I later purchased her book at that ...more
Eli
Apr 01, 2015 Eli rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Nature-lovers
Deming's prose is beautiful, and her insights occasionally profound, but the 4 essays in this book are too short to really delve as deeply as I would've liked.
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Poet and writer Alison Hawthorne Deming was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1946. She earned an MFA from Vermont College and worked on public and women’s health issues for many years. A descendant of the American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Deming is native to New England, but has studied and taught in many other regions as an instructor and guest lecturer. Her books of poetry include Science ...more
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