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All That Divides Us Poems

Elinor Benedict 1931-


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  • Title:
    All That Divides Us Poems
  • Author: Elinor Benedict 1931-
  • Description: CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ONE Begin the Ceremony; TWO Strangers and Kin; THREE In the Company of Magpies; FOUR Looking for Grace; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; ABOUT THE MAY SWENSON POETRY AWARD
    Although the poems in this collection are not narrative, they do present a narrative, gradually unspooling the tale of the poet's rebel aunt, who left the family ""to marry a Chinaman"" in the 1930s. It's an old story, full of poignancy, mystery, family pride, and doubt. When the aunt returns to die, the poet, now grown, discovers in herself the need to reclaim the connections that her family had severed. She travels to China several times-to learn. Gradually, through wide-eyed insightful poems, we see the poet rebuild with her Chinese cousins a sense of generation, family, and humanity-b
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: Logan : Utah State University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (80 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-26680-6;ISBN 9786613266804;ISBN 0-87421-333-9
  • Subjects: Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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