Swallow: Poems (Bakeless Prize) (Paperback)

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From the microcosmic wilderness of an overgrown back yard to the cool, glassed-in exhibits in a natural history museum, Swallow swoops and darts, tangling the lines we draw between the wild and the cultivated. In her debut collection, Miranda Field explores a world composed equally of shadow and substance, filled not just with beauty but also with a kind of savage experience. But Swallow is more than a crisscrossing of boundaries. It is an imperative, a dare: Go ahead, do as Eve did; let hunger take you wherever it will.
According to James Longenbach, these poems are "too beautifully made to idealize freedom, too much in love with vicissitude to idealize beauty. Read these poems, enter them, and be hungry forever."

About the Author

Miranda Field was born and raised in London. A winner of the Discovery/The Nation Award and a teaching fellow at the 2002 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College. She lives in New York City and teaches writing programs at New York University and Barnard College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618189304
ISBN-10: 0618189300
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: August 15th, 2002
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Bakeless Prize