Poetry. Our senses entrust to us the world that the heart minds, and so gives us a point of view, the "sight we hope to see through (to) / Always." Deeply attentive to form and music, each of these poems, written between the early eighties and mid-nineties, serves as a trust for the mending of that sense of separateness. Ever the stranger in yet another strange place-in subway and orchard, ER and library, cemetery and classroom-they ask: "What is the shape /" of the story? "Who is mindful of me?" and sometimes answer: "Thank you, I have enjoyed / imagining all this."
Author City: NICOLAUS, CA USA
Liz Waldner was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in rural Mississippi. She received a BA in philosophy and mathematics from St. John's College. She is the author of TRUST (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009); SAVING THE APPEARANCES (Ahsahta Press, 2004); Dark Would (the missing person) (University of Georgia Press) winner of the 2002 Contemporary Poetry Series; ETYM(BI)OLOGY (Omnidawn Press, 2002); SELF AND SIMULACRA (2001), winner of the Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Prize; A Point Is That Which Has No Part (2000), which received the 2000 James Laughlin Award and the 1999 Iowa Poetry Prize; and HOMING DEVICES (1998). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Ploughshares, and VOLT. Her awards include grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boomerang Foundation, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Money for Women Fund. She has also received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Djerassi Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony.
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