The fork without hunger: poems

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CavanKerry Press, Dec 31, 2005 - Poetry - 49 pages
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In sharply-limned lyrics that are at once elegiac and celebratory, Laurie Lamon explores the inseparable union of pain and happiness that life invariably brings. Bending form with keen originality, this acclaimed poet is both traditionalist and innovator, a writer, says Ploughshare poetry editor David Daniel, "with rare precision and intelligence--and, rarer still, with genuine imagination."

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Pain Thinks of History
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About the author (2005)

LAURIE LAMON has taught poetry workshops and literature seminars at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, since 1985, after receiving her doctorate from the University of Utah. Her poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The New Criterion, Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, and Poetry Northwest. She is the recipient of a Graves Award in 2002, and a Pushcart Prize in 2001 for the poem "Pain Thinks of the Beautiful Table." Twelve of the Pain Poems--an ongoing cycle of poems whose subjects include history, religion, loss, and survival--are included in this first collection. She lives with her husband, William Siems.

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