Poetry. In language that shifts between striking lyricism and deceptive narrative directness, the poems in MIGRATION deal in the compulsions and desires that propel our lives. Migration as it occurs in nature is both impelled and cyclical. This is neither the imagined permanence of home nor a condition of homelessness, but an endless, compulsive circling. The poems in Ginny Wiehardt's stunning new collection reconfigure the conceit of life's journey as a series of departures and arrivals. Identity is always in flux. The ex–pat beach–bum who fuels his morning push–up routine with cocaine, the woman pregnant with fearful eagerness to conceive a child, the Texas girl exultant in the honking of wild geese—all are captured in the throes of their craving and lent a momentary stillness by Wiehardt's clear–eyed vision.
Ginny Wiehardt's poetry has been published in Bellingham Review, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Humanities Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willow Springs. She has an MFA in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers and has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Jentel. Originally from Texas, she now lives in New York City with her family. Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA