Poetry. An urgent and scintillating second collection by poet and activist Juliet Patterson.Part lamentation, part ode, THRENODY (the word originates from the Greek, threnos, "wailing" and oide "ode."), examines the beauty and violence of our present ecological moment with a lyric and meditative eye. Concerned with the precise relationship of components in the world, these poems exist in the overlap between imagination and fact, truth and history, territory and map, the living and the dead.
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Juliet Patterson is the author of THE TRUANT LOVER (Nightboat Books, 2006), winner of the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks EPILOGUE (Spout Press, 2016) and Dirge (Albion Books). As a community activist and artist, Patterson has worked on a number of collaborative projects related to place-making and the environment. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and son.Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA