Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes

Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes

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Winner of the New Issues Prize
Winner of the Vermont Book Award This collection is about living in the rural North. Inside that, it is about isolation and love and loneliness. Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes is preoccupied with reckoning, with grief and happiness, with divorce and what constitutes family. At its core are people trying to cross the lines between them--emotional, physical, intellectual. It is not, however, a book that embraces sadness, making, instead, at every turn it can, a way to lean toward joy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 83 pages
  • 149.86 x 213.36 x 10.16mm | 181.44g
  • English
  • 1936970260
  • 9781936970261

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"In her poem 'Burial, ' published in this isue, Kerrin McCadden juxtaposes an indoor scene of mourning with an outdoor scene of work that must be done despite, and to move through, that mourning. The poem enacts a mash-up of song where human, machine, and bird voices combine, and these sorts of intersections of scenes and music are emblematic of McCaddens work. The poems in her first book, Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, are wide and wise enough to encompass that which is brusque and well as gentle, the methodical and the ambiguous. McCadden's work seeks, delicately yet steadfastly, to illuminate complex mysteries that nevertheless remain partly in shadow. Through her poems we learn truths about our shadowy, mashed-up world; in 'Burial, ' not only do we come to understand something of the way a woodcock makes its song, but about how to grieve in a worl that moves on, keeps digging."--Rachel Contrenl Flynn "Beloit Poetry Journal" (1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
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About Kerrin McCadden

KERRIN MCCADDEN'S poems have appeared recently in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, Failbetter, Rattle and elsewhere. She is the recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, as well as support from The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and The Vermont Studio Center. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Montpelier High School in Montpelier, Vermont and is an MFA degree candidate at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Plainfield, Vermont with her two children.
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