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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
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
“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