The poems in Ann Iverson's first book, Come Now to the Window, span eight years, during which she passes from young adulthood to middle age. She invites us to join her as she looks through the windows of old companionship and aging and dying parents to the world beyond. Her steady and faithful observations offer insights that belie her age. Iverson's sensibilities from experimenting in the visual arts are evident in her clear, unusual imagery. She salvages from the wreckages of love and loss, and we can't help but smile with her when she offers witty musings on the world.
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Come Now to the Window is Ann Iverson's first collection of poetry. Ann's work previously appeared in Water~Stone, Margie: American Journal of Poetry, Oklahoma Review, Talking Stick -- and has been featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University and currently works as the Director of the Arts and Sciences Program at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. Her next book, about the experience of having a step son deployed for military service in Baghdad, is forthcoming.Review:
Ann Iverson understands the poetic line. In Come Now to the Window, Iverson's edgy, occasionally broken syntax is balanced with other lines spare and elegant. Her wisdom about her own poetics is matched by her abiding faith in her subjects -- beloved, flawed family; animals wild and domestic; landscapes; the revelations found inside of changing seasons, dreams, and solitude. Ann Iverson's first collection haunts with its beauty, sorrow, and humanity. --Deborah Keenan, author of Good Heart (Milkweed Editions, 2003)
Ann Iverson's poems are filled with the singular beauty of the unexpected, and exactly right, phrase and image. Her passionate voice carries us into the complex secrets of common things -- pets and gardens, art and illness, love and family, the mourned dead. In Come Now to the Window, Ann catches the light of these intimate moments, and with unique, luminous language exposes them as the true heart and text of our lives. --Kirsten Dierking, author of One Red Eye (Holy Cow! Press, 2001)
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