Another Creature: Poems by Pamela Gemin
By: Pamela Gemin (author)Paperback
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In her quietly ferocious poems, Gemin reminds us again and again of the essential strangeness that lies within the domestic. Her examinations of the quotidian always lead to surprising and pathos-laden reckonings - with the self, with the past, and with the manifold contradictions and menace that exist within contemporary culture. As she memorably puts it in one of the collection's closing poems, If you're willing / to stand still enough / to be stung, you'll see / some astonishing things. Gemin possesses in abundance the courage of this conviction. - David Wojahn, author of Interrogation Palace Passion, hard drinking, bad-boy lovers, life lived on the brink of a dare - all this flares like embers un-banked and newly fed as the speaker of these poems, a woman who 'hangs lace in her kitchen windows' and has reached a safer, more sedate middle-age, calls her past back into being.
Pamela Gemin teaches at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and is author of the poetry collection, Vendettas, Charms, and Prayers. She is also the editor of three poetry anthologies: Sweeping Beauty: Women Poets Do Housework; Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation; and Are You Experienced?: Baby Boom Poets at Midlife. Her poems and anthologies have been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Writer's Almanac. Her awards include literary fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the University of New Mexico, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
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