Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Winner of The Howling Bird Press 2017 Nonfiction Prize. Through the lens of her relationship with a beloved horse, STILL LIFE WITH HORSES chronicles the quest to live ethically while navigating a changing personal and professional landscape. The book explores how animal relationships can keep us grounded when human relationships fail. A New Englander by birth and an Indiana transplant, Harper examines the process of embracing and understanding America's rural heartland as home.
"STILL LIFE WITH HORSES will make you fall in love...with the strength and silence of horses and learn to believe in the healing power of giving oneself fully to the care and pleasures of another living being. Honest, unflinching, it shimmers with the light of life unfolding."—Barb Shoup
Jean Harper was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and now calls the Midwest her home. Her first book, Rose City: A Memoir of Work (Mid-List Press, 2005), won the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has been supported by residencies at Yaddo, Mac Dowell, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Among Harper's awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Indiana Arts Commission. Her work has appeared in the Iowa Review, North American Review, Florida Review, Yemassee Review and other publications. She teaches writing and literature at Indiana University East, in Richmond, Indiana.
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