Pattiann Rogers

Quickening Fields

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<b>Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry <p></p>A new collection by an award-winning poet who &quot;presents her apprehensions of the natural world with striking accuracy and emotional impact&quot; (<i>Orion Magazine</i>)</b> <p></p>Denise Levertov has called Pattiann Rogers a &quot;visionary of reality, perceiving the material world with such intensity of response that impulse, intention, meaning, interconnections beyond the skin of appearance are revealed.&quot; <i>Quickening Fields</i> gathers fifty-three poems that focus on the wide variety of life forms present on earth and their unceasing zeal to exist, their constant &quot;push against the beyond&quot; and the human experience among these lives. Whether a glassy filament of flying insect, a spiny spider crab, a swath of switch grass, barking short-eared owls, screeching coyotes, or racing rat-tailed sperm, all are testifying to their complete devotion to being. Many of the poems also address celestial phenomena, the vision of the earth immersed in a dynamic cosmic milieu and the effects of this vision on the human spirit. While primarily lyrical and celebratory in tone, these poems acknowledge, as well, the terror, suffering, and unpredictability of the human condition.

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Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry

A new collection by an award-winning poet who "presents her apprehensions of the natural world with striking accuracy and emotional impact" (Orion Magazine)

Denise Levertov has called Pattiann Rogers a "visionary of reality, perceiving the material world with such intensity of response that impulse, intention, meaning, interconnections beyond the skin of appearance are revealed." Quickening Fields gathers fifty-three poems that focus on the wide variety of life forms present on earth and their unceasing zeal to exist, their constant "push against the beyond" and the human experience among these lives. Whether a glassy filament of flying insect, a spiny spider crab, a swath of switch grass, barking short-eared owls, screeching coyotes, or racing rat-tailed sperm, all are testifying to their complete devotion to being. Many of the poems also address celestial phenomena, the vision of the earth immersed in a dynamic cosmic milieu and the effects of this vision on the human spirit. While primarily lyrical and celebratory in tone, these poems acknowledge, as well, the terror, suffering, and unpredictability of the human condition.Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry

A new collection by an award-winning poet who “presents her apprehensions of the natural world with striking accuracy and emotional impact” (Orion Magazine)


Denise Levertov has called Pattiann Rogers a “visionary of reality, perceiving the material world with such intensity of response that impulse, intention, meaning, interconnections beyond the skin of appearance are revealed.”  Quickening Fields gathers fifty-three poems that focus on the wide variety of life forms present on earth and their unceasing zeal to exist, their constant “push against the beyond” and the human experience among these lives. Whether a glassy filament of flying insect, a spiny spider crab, a swath of switch grass, barking short-eared owls, screeching coyotes, or racing rat-tailed sperm, all are testifying to their complete devotion to being. Many of the poems also address celestial phenomena, the vision of the earth immersed in a dynamic cosmic milieu and the effects of this vision on the human spirit. While primarily lyrical and celebratory in tone, these poems acknowledge, as well, the terror, suffering, and unpredictability of the human condition.

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Series Title
Penguin Poets
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
128
Author
Pattiann Rogers
ISBN-13
9780143131328
Publication Date
June, 2017
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.10 x 6.00 x 0.40 Inches
ISBN-10
014313132X

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