Alaskaphrenia, Christine Hume


Christine Hume

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
PubDate: 3/1/2004
ISBN: 9781930974401
Binding: Paperback
Price: $14.00
Pages: 78
SKU #: H13F

Poetry. Winner of the 2003 Green Rose Prize. "ALASKAPHRENIA is unlike anyother book I have read. As indebted to Melville as to postmodern poetics, its pleasures are terrors, and yet all its terrors are sly and seductive, and necessary. It is, like Alaska, American and not, a place of plenitude and claustrophobia simultaneously. You'll want to live there because it exhilarates."—Bin Ramke

"Hume's mind wittily and triumphantly takes wing—beyond what it knows and toward 'whatever's uncertain is alive.'"—Rosmarie Waldrop


Christine Hume is the author of three books, most recently SHOT (Counterpath Press, 2010) and a chapbook and CD, Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008). A bilingual edition of her selected poems is forthcoming from luxbooks in Wiesbaden, Germany. She directs the interdisciplinary Creative Writing Program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, where she lives with her partner, Jeff Clark, and their daughter, Juna.  

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