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Destiny Manifested is a collection of poetry by Bonnie Larson Staiger, first recipient of the 2018 Voice of the Plains and Prairies Poetry Award from North Dakota State University Press. Each chap book has a unique number and produced in limited quantity. The production of Destiny Manifested is a collaboration of The Hunter Times, The Braddock News Letterpress Museum, Nort ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published November 4th 2018 by North Dakota State University Press
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Catherine Marenghi
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"Destiny Manifested," winner of the 2018 Voice of the Plains and Prairies Poetry Award from North Dakota State University Press, is a moving and evocative collection of poems that display a remarkable range, at times imbued with a lovely poetic lyricism while, at other times, grabbing us by the throat with raw and rugged realism.

Bonnie Larson Staiger possesses a powerful sense of time and place. Her work moves effortlessly from gentle musings on a North Dakota snowfall to the thoughts of a young
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Larson writes in a delightfully descriptive manner, the voices rich with memory and reminiscing. A certain cadence is captured by the poet that you can denote in sentence structure and detail. Larson uses the mechanics of language and separation of stanzas to bring character out of the words. Several themes ring through in Destiny Manifested: love, humor, harvest (both of crops and emotions), rebirth. Larson engages her readers in stories of agriculture and country living.

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ND Associate Poet Laureate is the recipient of the ‘Poetry of the Plains and Prairies Award’ from North Dakota State University Press (2018), the Independent Press Award: Distinguished Favorite (2019) for her debut collection, Destiny Manifested. Her second book In Plains Sight (NDSU Press 2021) was nominated for the PEN America Literary Award, Midwest Book Awards Silver Medal, and Women Writing t ...more

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