By (author) Claudia Emerson
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Pinion by Claudia Emerson
Book DescriptionIn this eloquent long poem, Claudia Emerson employs the voices of two family members on a small southern farm to examine the universal complexities of place, generation, memory, and identity. Alternating between the voices of Preacher and Sister, Pinion is narrated by the younger, surviving sister, Rose, in whose memory the now-gone family and farm vividly live on. Sister tells of her observances in day-to-day life in the 1920s and her struggle to take care of her father, grown brothers, and Rose - "the change-of-life baby" - after the death of her mother: "The hens had hidden their heads beneath / their wings; they blinded themselves as I dusted / the kneading bowl with flour sifted fine as silk, and so / I disappeared as I sank my fists into it." Preacher feels keenly the burden of running the farm and fears being the last one to live on the place: "I was held fast there, pinioned, not / dying, growing numb and light, wait-crazed / and finally calm." Both wrestle with a desire for independence and the duty to home they are bound to by birth; neither marries or leaves. Pinion is ultimately a wrenching elegy that Rose creates. She is the one who escaped, only to realize, "I survive them all, but I find I have become the house they keep."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807127667
(229mm x 140mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Claudia Emerson
Claudia Emerson, assistant professor of English at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is also the author of Pharaoh, Pharaoh.
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