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How to fly (in ten thousand easy lessons) : poetry

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In her second poetry collection, Barbara Kingsolver offers reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. She begins with "how to" poems addressing everyday matters such as being hopeful, married, divorced; shearing a sheep; praying to unreliable gods; doing nothing at all; and of course, flying. Next come rafts of poems about making peace (or not) with the complicated bonds of friendship and family, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Free verse
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 9780062993083 0062993089
OCLC Number: 1135557902
Description: ix, 111 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How to fly --
Pellegrinaggio --
This is how they come back to us --
Walking each other home --
Dancing with the devil --
Where it begins --
The nature of objects.
Other Titles: Poems.
How to fly (in 10,000 easy lessons)
Responsibility: Barbara Kingsolver.

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In her second poetry collection, Barbara Kingsolver offers reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. She begins with "how to" poems addressing everyday matters such as being hopeful, married, divorced; shearing a sheep; praying to unreliable gods; doing nothing at all; and of course, flying. Next come rafts of poems about making peace (or not) with the complicated bonds of friendship and family, and making peace (or not) with death, in the many ways it finds us. Some poems reflect on the redemptive powers of art and poetry itself; others consider where everything begins. Closing the book are poems that celebrate natural wonders--birdsong and ghost-flowers, ruthless ants, clever shellfish, coral reefs, deadly deserts, and thousand-year-old beech trees--all speaking to the daring project of belonging to an untamed world beyond ourselves.

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