One Island

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Anhinga Press, 2011 - Poetry - 65 pages
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Poetry. "ONE ISLAND is an earthy, delightfully vibrant collection by a fine new poet, full of sacred and profane registers. Gretchen Pratt's poems are full of tribes and communities, stories and landscapes from our recognizably shared world. An openness of feeling is jazzily counterpointed by the thousand apprehended things of the world. What we get in the end is a cosmos in which selfhood and world are at play with each other, recombining and changing in encounter after encounter"—Tony Hoagland.

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Gretchen Steele Pratt, originally from Connecticut, received her MFA from Purdue University and currently teaches English at Wingate University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review , Boston Review , The Iowa Review , Indiana Review , Witness , AGNI Online , The Gettysburg Review , Jacket , Post Road , The Southwest Review (winner of the 2007 Morton Marr Poetry Prize), Best New Poets 2009 , Poetry Daily, and Best American Poetry 2011 .

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