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Keep and Give Away by Susan Meyers
Book Description"Keep and Give Away" was selected by Terrance Hayes as the inaugural winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize sponsored by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative. In her first full-length collection, Meyers guides us through her examination of life's ordinary moments and the seemingly ordinary images that abide in them to reveal the extraordinary. From minutia to marriage, crumbs to crows, nothing is too commonplace to escape her attention as she traverses terrains of childhood, loss, relationships, and death. Mostly lyrical and often elegiac, the poems of move along the rifts between the past and present, the lived and desired. In the book's final section, marriage poems turn to fishing and gardening for their truths, contemplations that recognize the realities of a world governed by luck, imperfection, contraries, and love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781570036705
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: University of South Carolina Press
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan Meyers
Rock-a-Bye Room, Hardback (October 2013)
In this timeless bedtime book, a mother soothes her child to sleep with this simple rhyming text as they say goodnight to all the things in her room--a rocking horse, toy box, teddy bear and even the child's pillow and blanket--until it's time for the mother to kiss her goodnight.
Bear in the Air, Hardback (April 2010)
Part "Velveteen Rabbit" and part "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane", this picture book with beautiful seaside imagery can capture readers' hearts with the bear's adventure, as he tries to get back home where he belongs. When a teddy bear is lost by the child who loves him, the bear begins an amazing journey to get back home again.
Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!, Hardback (January 2007)
Features different kinds of kittens. This title also discusses all sorts of things kittens can do, like learning how to wash their faces, playing with others and snuggling.
This is the Way a Baby Rides, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Susan Meyers
During one day, an active baby plays, splashes, and stretches, and then starts all over again the next day.
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Author Biography - Susan Meyers
Susan Meyers is the author of Lessons in Leaving, a chapbook selected by Brendan Galvin for the 1998 Persephone Press Book Award. Her poems have appeared in the Southern Review, Crazyhorse, and Tar River Poetry and have been featured online at Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
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