Walking the Mist (Paperback)

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Poetry. 'An artist worthy of her art would find a way / to capture this absence.' Thus, Marjorie Stelmach chides herself for failing to quite discover a language equal to the deepest mysteries, death and loss. This piercing collection of poems, this anatomy of grief, plays out on the desolate shores of Ireland, a care center for the elderly, and in the poet's memory and imagination. It is the simplest and oldest of stories: a daughter mourns her mother's death. But in facing her anguish so directly, in struggling so courageously to give words and meaning to the unknowable, Stelmach has forged a terrible beauty. I can hardly imagine an artist worthier of her art.--George Bilgere.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780912592879
ISBN-10: 0912592877
Publisher: Ashland Poetry Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
Pages: 96
Language: English