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Because the light will not forgive me : essays from a poet

Author: Shaun T Griffin; Ismael García Santillanes
Publisher: Reno ; Las Vegas : University of Nevada Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a book of essays about the American West, about poets and poetry, and about looking beyond our borders for reconciliation and lessons about how we might address similar issues at home."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Griffin, Shaun T. (Shaun Timothy), 1953- author.
Because the light will not forgive me
Reno ; Las Vegas : University of Nevada Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018051314
Named Person: Shaun T Griffin; Shaun T Griffin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun T Griffin; Ismael García Santillanes
ISBN: 1948908131 9781948908139
OCLC Number: 1076375604
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages)
Contents: Dressing for fire --
Snowalking --
Walking into the desert --
Letter from the Blackstone River : under fog with the porcupine caribou --
Minot, North Dakota : when the sky begins to unravel --
Walden Pond in the desert --
Because the land is so bare : the poetry of Joanne de Longchamps --
Adrian C. Louis and the fire water world --
The desert outside : thinking about Richard Shelton --
Most of what I believe was found in poetry's ancient hands --
My journey to Hayden Carruth : falling down to understand --
From sorrow's well : on Hayden Carruth's resolute poetics --
Before I knew her mind : a dream of Carolyn Kizer --
If I had wheels or love --
From the ash of human feeling : teaching poetry behind the fence --
Looking for William Stafford on the yard --
The magnetic pull in a poem --
Sing, before the long silence returns --
What border to cross? --
A poet returns to Ireland --
In the library of chile pickers, fishermen, and Vicente's stone --
Below swifts in the Albayzón --
Fourteen days in South Africa ; healing and contradiction at Land's End --
Letter from Zimbabwe --
Fadhil in the new world : how humor saved an Iraqi poet --
Trying to cross the island between us --
Without a way home.
Responsibility: Shaun T. Griffin ; Illustrations by Ismael García Santillanes.

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Presents a collection of essays about the American West, ranging from what it means to be a poet/artist, to social justice and environmental concerns, to memory, place, and landscape. It's about  Read more...

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Griffin's lyrical essays reveal the complexities and spirit of poets and poems. --Publishers Weekly "These wonderfully adroit essays speak to and for the poetry of the earth and the poetry that Read more...

 
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