Description - Expectation Days by Sandra McPherson
From movie making to medical misadventures, meditations on widowhood to feminist protestations, Expectation Days is a dazzling portrayal of instances in Sandra McPherson\u2019s life. Her autobiographical collection uses peculiar and exact language to reflect on a wide range of activities that include grouse hunting, going through airport security after 9/11, and climbing a coastal cliff. From being an unintended child to ceremonializing a lifetime \u201cserved,\u201d McPherson speaks in both clear and distressing voices from the state of speechless fear that is bereavement.
Will the little figures ever reach the monument?
A doctor orders me to be on watch.
Will the mist pass over their cheeks
and clear the strollers\u2019 eyes?
If so, I\u2019ll see it. I\u2019m on watch.
I train my eyes on paintings
to see if there is any change.
--from \u201cOn Suicide Watch\u201d
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Sandra McPherson
Sandra McPherson is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis, and the author of numerous poetry collections, including A Visit to Civilization.