An Unkindness of Ravens: Poems

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BOA Editions, Ltd., 2001 - Poetry - 77 pages
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In An Unkindness of Ravens, Meg Kearney's poems weave voices of estrangement and redemption: mothers, daughters, lovers of gin and dead things. In the middle poems, the protagonist confronts "Raven": a figure of guises and disguises, revealing the speaker's fears and angst. National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Donald Hall has written the Foreword.

Meg Kearney is the Associate Director of the National Book Foundation. She was the recipient of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and New York Times fellowships and received the Alice M. Sellers Academy of American Poets Prize in 1998. She lives in New York City.

  

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In my quest to learn to love poetry so I can share it with my students with more joy, I met Meg Kearney and heard her read aloud her poems. I had to buy the book to re-read "Creed," which gave me hope ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword by Donald Hall An Unkindness of Ravens
13
Longing
17
18
18
Anything Else
19
A Therapist Invites Me to Visit My Inner Child
20
On Second Thought
21
Loneliness
23
Family Vacation
24
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34
Learning to Speak
36
Swan Song
37
Mrs Plum Outside the Library with the Candlestick
38
FortuneTeller
39
Redemption Arcade
41
Curse
43
Spending the Evening with Raven
44

Antidote
25
The Prodigal Daughter
27
Home Movies
29
Silence
30
New York
31
The Trouble with Creation
32
Bash Bish Falls
33
What She Told
45
Dreaming of Raven
46
Redemption Arcade
47
Martini Angel
48
Encounter
49
What the Dream Reveals to
50
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About the author (2001)

Meg Kearney is the author of "The Secret of Me" and "The Girl in the Mirror". She teaches at Pine Manor College and lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

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