Centered in northern New Mexico, this collection of poetry describes a series of journeys that create maps of place and memory. The poems travel south to deserts both mythical and real, east to childhood and the past, west to the Pacific and notions of Buddhism, and north to Alaska and a cold transcendence. Each section concludes with a return home where reflection charts locations and people lost to everything from the passage of time to urban renewal.
Miriam Sagan is the author of over twenty books, including her most recent collection of poetry, Rag Trade, and a memoir, Searching for a Mustard Seed: A Young Widow's Unconventional Story. She is an assistant professor in creative writing and advises the literary magazine at Santa Fe Community College.