Poetry. Winner of the 2002 Gerald Cable Book Award. "'The litany of the senses,' Audrey Bohanan tells us, makes 'a sheltering cove.' But the senses here seem to offer not so much shelter as instruction, in the best tradition of the New England these poems so acutely observe. Close attention to the world, in these skilled hands, becomes a study of time and mortality, sorrow and limit, joy and the possibility of hope. These poems sound like no one else, alive with a tensile strength and exacting, idiosyncratic perception. They speak to a lived, open-eyed engagement with a long-loved place. LIME is a singular, beautiful book."—Mark Doty
Audrey Bohanan was born in 1948 in central-southern New Hampshire, where she also spent her childhood, growing up on one of the state's few remaining family farms. Educated at the University of New Hampshire and a graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program, she has taught writing and poetry for The Johns Hopkins University and Champlain College for many years, and also teaches privately and runs workshops in her local area. In addition to her career in poetry, she earlier served an apprenticeship in the printing industry and journeyed in a shop transitioning from hot-metal typography to digital print. She is married to the furniture-maker and musician Jeff Lind. Having moved to coastal Maine in the mid-1970s, they live and work off-the- grid on a piece of backland devoted to tree growth and wildlife habitat.
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