A Cartography of Peace

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Passager Books, 2005 - Poetry - 78 pages
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Poetry. "Only some art knows how to teach us how to live, and in a way that we are willing, ardently willing, to be taught. Jean Connor's A CARTOGRAPHY OF PEACE is that kind of book. By turns 'wildly admiring' or 'sitting beneath the tutelage of the dark, ' these poems take hold of me and sit me down in an attention to both language and the natural world that is riveting and wrought, silence-filled and sublime. 'Time to read/ something old/ deeper than August, ' says the speaker in one poem. Yes. Indeed. Right here. This whole book"--Robin Beh

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About the author (2005)

Jean L. Connor began writing poems after retiring from a long career as a librarian in New York State. She lives and writes at Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne, Vermont. The poems in A CARTOGRAPHY OF PEACE (Passager Books, 2005) were written between her 75th and 85th year, and her second book, A HINGE OF JOY (Passager Books, Six over Sixty series, 2009), was published shortly before her 90th birthday. United States Poet Laureate Ted Kooser selected one of Connor's poems for inclusion in his 2005 series, American Life in Poetry .

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