Poetry. Women's Studies. The poems in this collection move into the past with her mother and father and also explore the present both with family and culture. The poems range in quick flourishes of conventional subjects rendered in exquisite imagery and observations to everyday occurrences that are suddenly spiked with clear focus and complex movements. Saiser's poems are intricate and graceful in their treatments of numerous subjects, including landscape and evening, grocery stores and roadways, death and birth, love and loss, where sudden realizations seem at once deep and clear and natural. The voice in these poems is fluid and sure.
Marjorie Saiser has co-edited Road Trip:Conversations With Writers, and Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace. She has been awarded the Willa Award for Poetry in 2014, four Nebraska Book Awards, The Nebraska Literary Heritage Award, and Academy of American Poets Award, the Vreeland Award, and the Leo Love Award. She was named Distinguished Artist in Poetry by the Nebraska Arts Council in 2009, and many of her poems have been read on Writer's Almanac. Widely published in magazines, THE WOMAN IN THE MOON is her 9th collection, following I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT FIRE, BESIDE YOU AT THE STOPLIGHT, LOST IN SEWARD COUNTY, all from The Backwaters Press, and several others.Author City: LINCOLN, NE USA