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Woods Are On Fire : New and Selected Poems (Paperback) (Fleda Brown)

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The Woods Are On Fire is Fleda Brown’s deeply human and intensely felt poetic explorations of her life and world. Her account includes her brain-damaged brother, a rickety family cottage, a puzzling and sometimes frightening father, a timid mother, and the adult life that follows with its loves, divorces, and serious illnesses. Visually and emotionally rich, Brown’s poems call on Einstein, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Law and Order, Elvis, and Beethoven. They stand before the Venus de Milo as well as the moon, as they measure distances between what we make as art and who we are as humans. In wide-ranging forms—from the sestina to prose poems—they focus on the natural world as well as the Delaware legislature and the inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton.

The Woods Are On Fire includes nearly fifty new poems, along with poems selected from seven previous books, showcasing an influential American poet’s work over the last few decades. 

Number of Pages: 275
Genre: Poetry
Series Title: Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Fleda Brown
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2017
TCIN: 51991551
UPC: 9780803294943
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-7213
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