From the poet’s birthplace in Graceville, Minnesota to California horse tracks, from New York apartments and the Connecticut countryside to the Colorado mountains, Owen’s perceptive reports on the business of living resonate with humor, energy, and wisdom. Full of news and gossip, bulletins on science and art, memories of love and loss, these poems are superb collages of the myriad erosions that strengthen and shape our lives.
2007 Balcones Poetry Prize Finalist
2007 Colorado Book Award in Poetry Finalist
“In Erosion’s Pull, Maureen Owen
epitomizes quantum poetics
being in 67 places at one time
The Atomizer”—Bernadette Mayer
“In Maureen Owen’s perfectly titled Erosion’s Pull, words and lines map, unmap, and revamp our everyday postcontemporary geographies: ironies and ambiguities, surrealistic conundrums, kaleidoscopic comedies, puzzlements, certain and uncertain loves and losses.” —Susan Howe