Going Out With Peacocks and Other Poems

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A warm, funny, and eloquent collection of poems by the celebrated author of Always Coming Home and The Language of the Night.

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Our foremost woman of letters in fantasy and science fiction here undertakes an album of gracious verse. "Fire, Water, Earth, Breath," the first section in this collection of 54 poems, offers a "bright flood" of imagery about "the Pacific Slope" (i.e., Portland, Oregon), while "Fury and Sorrow" presents hard-bitten poems about child pornography, domestic abuse, torture, and other grim topical subjects. ("Werewomen," a poem about the strange urges of "women in their sixties," is wonderful.) Poems in "Kith and Kind" explore domestic issues, and the last section, "Dancing on the Sun," which is dreamlike and imaginative, urges the reader to accept the transformation of ordinary concerns into "difficult, painful dances" that lead to spiritual revelation: "you have to leap/higher and higher into the dark,/until you somersault to sleep." This lonely, half-mysterious, intellectual collection is another jewel in the crown of a leading fantasy-science fiction writer. For public libraries with a large Le Guin readership.
Frank Allen, West Virginia State Coll., Institute
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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