Saving the Appearances

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Ahsahta Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Poetry - 79 pages
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Poetry. SAVING THE APPEARANCES recounts a quest for wholeness, the Truth thatabides in and reveals the heart. Seeking to discover "the true form ofthe edifice of the world," a building both containing and accounting for--saving--the appearances encountered on the way, these poems evince the mystery of the act of seeing, beauty of the natural world, an power of the longing that engenders its contemplation. "Rarely does one findsuch vulnerability and sadness so luxuriantly, inventively dressed out, so playful, so cured"--John Reider, TINFISH

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Contents

Adam Au Verso
16
Dark Times
31
Matters InOf Fact
35
Abcedarium Initial
49
What You Dont Know Wont Kill You
63
Queen for a Day
77
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About the author (2004)

Liz Waldner was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in rural Mississippi. She received a BA in philosophy and mathematics from St. John's College. She is the author of TRUST (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009); SAVING THE APPEARANCES (Ahsahta Press, 2004); Dark Would (the missing person) (University of Georgia Press) winner of the 2002 Contemporary Poetry Series; ETYM(BI)OLOGY (Omnidawn Press, 2002); SELF AND SIMULACRA (2001), winner of the Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Prize; A Point Is That Which Has No Part (2000), which received the 2000 James Laughlin Award and the 1999 Iowa Poetry Prize; and HOMING DEVICES (1998). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Ploughshares, and VOLT. Her awards include grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boomerang Foundation, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Money for Women Fund. She has also received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Djerassi Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony.

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