Description

Understory

Poems

Paulann Petersen

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  • Published: July 2013
  • Subject Listing: Poetry
  • Bibliographic information: 196 pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in.
  • Territorial rights: World
  • Distributed for: Lost Horse Press
  • Contents

Here a reader encounters a voice steeped in the music of the English language, a voice intent on the musical possibilities of poetry's open and nonce forms. In these pages, one finds a voice indebted to the power of metaphor-the capacity of metaphor to transform both language itself and the way we humans see this world.

Oregon's sixth Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen has five full-length books of poetry, including The Voluptuary.

"All poets draw on myth. In many of her poems, Paulann Petersen writes myth itself - stories and seeings so true you look again and again and they're truer." -John Daniel, author of Of Earth
Reviews

“These poems showcase Petersen’s talent for picking out the smallest details—a stitch, a brushstroke, a drop of water—in travels, myth, the routine of everyday life, and wringing insight from them.” - Ben Waterhouse, Oregon Humanities, Summer 2013