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The Wild Severance

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Book Description
The Wild Severance contains six poems that serve as a prologue and an epilogue and introduce each of the book’s four sections. They form a loose narrative depicting a deadly encounter between a hawk and a crow and stand as an extended metaphor exploring the difficulties of living a complex human life—loss, loneliness, desperation, joy, sorrow, love. As the poem “O” observes, ‘The hawk bows to the breast of the crow / with the abandon of a lover. Beak for teeth / tearing away at the heart’s cover.’ The book opens with a poem entitled “Orison,” which calls into consciousness its central symbol of brutality, the hawk, and is followed by “Crow,” which introduces the book’s first section and initiates an exploration of the dark dualities of predator and prey, perpetrator and victim, guilt and innocence, fear and fearlessness, terror and assurance. The Wild Severance concludes with “Hawk and Crow,” which begins ‘When morning returns’ and ends with ‘prayer.’ This book takes its reader, therefore, on an undulating flight through darkness to light.
The type and layout of The Wild Severance were designed and composed by Bertha Rogers, using Adobe InDesign. The book and cover are set in Adobe InDesign Lapidary333 Book Type.The book was printed on 60-lb. offset, acid-free, recycled paper in the United States of America. This first edition is limited to copies in paper wrappers.
About the Author
V. P. Loggins is the author of The Green Cup (2017), winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, The Fourth Paradise (Main Street Rag 2010) and Heaven Changes (Pudding House Chapbook Series 2007). He has published one book of criticism on Shakespeare, The Life of Our Design, and is co-author of another, Shakespeare’s Deliberate Art. His poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, First Things, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Healing Muse, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Poetry Ireland Review, The Southern Review and Tampa Review, among others. He has been a finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the May Swenson Award, and the Tampa Review Prize. Talking Drums, an art exhibition and installation by sculptor and ceramicist Andrew Cooke, music by Paddy Craig, based on poems in The Fourth Paradise, appeared in Portaferry, Northern Ireland. His work has been featured in A Universe of Dreams, poetry and music performed nationally by Neal Conal of National Public Radio and Ensemble Galilei. Born in
Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Illinois, V. P. Loggins holds a Ph.D in English Renaissance literature from Purdue University and has taught most recently at the United States Naval Academy.

What Lightning Spoke: New and Selected Poems

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What Lightning Spoke: New and Selected Poems manifests “infinite ways” a childhood lightning strike gave the poet his calling, in poems that illuminate the paths of spirit in the world with the force of revelation.


Almond Town

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Margaret Young

0 lbs.5 oz.
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Book Arts 2017: 25th Anniversary Americas Book Arts Exhibit

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Edited by Bertha Rogers

Published 3/15/2018

Literary Nonfiction. Art. Photography. Edited by Bertha Rogers. Catalog of the Ninth Americas Curated Book Arts Exhibit at Bright Hill Literary Center, juried and curated by Alexander Campos and Bertha Rogers. The catalog includes detailed, color photographs of the finest in contemporary book arts and book binding. Individual artist books contain both words and images in a various book formats with clearly-stated concepts, thought-provoking text, engaging visual and exceptional technical presentation, an imaginative approach, and an integrated overall delivery. Includes artist books by Cristina de Almeida, Mary Ashwood, Kristine Bouyoucos, Tara Bryan, Sarah Bryant, Ginger Burrell, Valerie Carrigan, Margot Fagan, Wendy Fernstrum, Cathleen Ficht, Karen Hanmer,   Barbara Henry, Craig Jobson, Emily Martin, Carolyn Shattuck, Richard Reitz Smith, Diane Stemper, Peter & Donna Thomas, Nikki Thompson, Jennifer Vignone, and Susan Viguers.


Every Infant’s Blood: New and Selected Poems

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Graham Duncan

Pub Date:11/1/2001
Publisher: Bright Hill Press
Product Number:1892471086
ISBN: 978-1-892-47108-6
SKU #: B17B
Weight 0 lbs.9 oz.
Quantity Available: 27


Figures for a Family Portrait

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“The noblest aim of FIGURES FOR A FAMILY PORTRAIT may be to gather all the poet’s knowledge, experience, and mystical realization into single, singular expression. Steve Lautermilch’s world is rendered as palimpsest; all moments are superimposed upon one another, even as they are flowing inward and outward at once. His observations are those of the precise visual artist, the patient photographer for whom each and every detail is of eager importance. Meditation is his means of discovery, his language ‘a fountain in spilling water’ that ‘shapes a double, mirror image’ of the All…No more genuine a poetry has ever been written.”—Fred Chappell


Final Fort

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Caroline Morell

Pub Date: 10/30/2016
Publisher: Bright Hill Press
Product Number: 9781892471826
ISBN 978-1-892-47182-6
SKU #: B15A
Pages: 96
Weight: o lbs. 5 oz
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Flares and Fathoms

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Margot Farrington

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Good Question

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Sally Fisher

Pub Date: 8/5/2015
Publisher: Bright Hill Press
Product Number: 9781892471819
ISBN 978-1-892-47181-9
SKU #: G13E
Pages: 112
Weight 0 lbs. 6 oz
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Heart With Piano Wire

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Richard Deutch

Pub Date:1/1/2002
Publisher: Bright Hill Press
Product Number:1892471140
ISBN: 978-1-892-47114-7
SKU #: B12B
Weight 0 lbs.5 oz.
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Heirloom Bulldog

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Poetry. In HEIRLOOM BULLDOG, animals seize their freedom and defend their homes. Pet-trade escapees thrive. Nile monitor lizards prowl public beaches and Burmese pythons feast on panthers in the Everglades. Runaway factory hogs join wild descendants of Russian boars, pigeons survive run-ins with cabs, and coyotes cruise the suburbs. Muscular, tender, lucidly imagistic, these poems examine the intersection of animals and humans, showing the damage done, and the splendor that remains


How The Brain Grew Back Its Own History

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Liz Beasley

0 lbs.7 oz.