Stairway to Heaven

Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 27, 2016
Product Number: EB00665940
Released: Sep 27, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101992128
Publisher: Penguin Books
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A new collection from a poet who "writes with scrupulous and merciful passion about every kind of relatedness-family, place, politics, and wildlife" (W. S. Piero) In her fifth book of poems, Stairway to Heaven, Alison Hawthorne Deming explores dimensions of grief and renewal after losing her brother and mother. Grounded in her communion with nature and place, she finds even in Death Valley, that most stark of landscapes, a spirit of inventiveness that animates the ground we walk on. From the cave art of Chauvet to the futuristic habitat of Biosphere 2, that inventiveness becomes consolation for losses in family and nature, a means to build again a sense of self and world in the face of devastating loss.

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