Poetry. Gillian Wegener's first full-length book of poetry, THE OPPOSITE OF CLAIRVOYANCE, delves deeply and tenderly into the territory of the everyday. With an eye tuned to the most delicate of details, she creates a world where the call of an unseen bird is as rich with meaning as the metallic crunch of an auto accident. Set against the background of California's Central Valley, this book of imagistic and thoughtful poems leads us to an often elusive realization: that home can be found in unexpected places. "In a characteristically authentic poem, Gillian Wegener gives us the soul masquerading as a butterfly. 'Attaching the wings is the easy part,' she begins, preparing us for flight that takes different shapes in poem after poem. Whatever her subject--the natural world animated again and again by birds--or daily human settings--Wegener soars, delivering beautiful, heartfelt vistas with her sure knowing sight"--Barbara Ras.
Gillian Wegener is the author of THIS SWEET HAPHAZARD (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2017), THE OPPOSITE OF CLAIRVOYANCE (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2008), and a chapbook, Lifting One Foot, Lifting the Other (In the Grove Press, 2001). Wegener has won several awards for her work including the Dorothy Sargent Rosenburg Poetry Prize in 2006 and 2007 and the Zocalo Public Square Prize for Poetry of Place in 2015. Wegener, a junior high teacher, lives with her husband and daughter in Modesto, CA, where she is a cofounder of Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center and has served as the poet laureate for the City of Modesto.Author City: USA