"Sagan dazzles so with risk-taking that you are willing to follow her anywhere."
-- The Village Voice for Aegean Doorway
"A work of quiet compassion and great heart."
-- Robert Creeley for Unbroken Line
A collection of poetry based on seven remote American
journeys about location, borders, beauty, destruction--and
the poet in the landscape. As an artist in residence in
National Parks, Sagan's poems include a tourist, a
butterfly, or a cup of coffee as well as a natural panorama.
Her poems also range into dreams, Chinese poets, and the
notion of compost--both physical and creative. Each
section is introduced by an essay on her residency.
Miriam Sagan has published 25 books, including
Map of the Lost (UNM Press). She founded and directs the
creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College,
and has won a Border Library Association Award, a New
Mexico Book Award, Best Memoir from Independent
Publishers, and the 2011 Santa Fe Mayor's Award for
Excellence in the Arts.
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