Cathedral Of The North

Contains the raw, obsessive energy you like to see in a frist book, a book that knows its subject intimately, takes it seriously and renders it humanely. It also contains some of the best American poetry I've see in a while, often reminiscent of early Forche: the same stark language, the deft use of language and metaphor . . . compelling and urgent, Voisine's voice deserves to be heard. Cathedral of the North reaches up with its bells and spires and shapes love and loss into song.
Dorianne Laux, judge
Winner of the 1999 AWP Award Series in Poetry

Set against a fantastic backdrop of religious imagery, myth and dreams, science fiction, and the stark realities of a northern factory town, Voisine's poems carefully detail the life of a common hero and his family.

80 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

January, 2001

isbn : 9780822957379

about the author

Connie Voisine

Connie Voisine, a native of Fort Kent, Maine, is an assistant professor of English at the University of Hartford. She has published poems in the Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, and Seneca Review, and is working on a collection of nonfiction essays on ghosts. She lives in Hartford, Connecticut, and Carson City, Nevada.

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