Stray Home

Stray Home

Poems

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2009.

With poems that combine the self-scrutiny of Philip Larkin with the measure of Elizabeth Bishop, Amy M. Clark burnishes her first collection, Stray Home, with exquisite understatement and formal control. Sweeter than Larkin and more intimate than Bishop, these poems address the suppressed pain and shame of living as a childless woman in a world of mothers, the dissociation attendant on depression and fraught family relationships, and the search for a sense of belonging in the face of dislocation. Stray Home cuts deeply to discover the buried emotions and insights universal to all suffering and compassionate human beings.

Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781574412802
1574412809
Branch Call Number: 811.6 CLARK
Characteristics: 63 p. ; 23 cm

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