Poetry. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE is both a pastoral and its counterpoint. A series of 23 poems, it enacts a struggle between the romance of recorded history and the social conditions of the global present. Topical threads include New England colonial, American folk, and Native American history; the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts; and the specious gloss of American "road" culture, all filtered through a fine mesh of Thomas Hardy.
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Kate Colby is author of the poetry collections DREAM OF THE TRENCHES (Noemi Press, 2019), The Arrangements (Four Way Books, 2018), BLUE HOLE (Furniture Press Books, 2015), I MEAN (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), BEAUPORT (Litmus Press, 2010), UNBECOMING BEHAVIOR (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), FRUITLANDS (Litmus Press, 2006), which won the Norma Farber First Book Award in 2007, and ROCK OF AGES (2005). She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University. She was a founding board member of the Gloucester Writers Center in Massachusetts, where she now serves on the advisory board. Born and raised in Boston, she currently lives in Providence.Author City: PROVIDENCE, RI USA