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Erosion’s Pull

Poems by Maureen Owen

“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

April 2006
7 x 9 | 118 pages
Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-1-56689-184-4.

$16.00

Description

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.

Awards

2007 Balcones Poetry Prize Finalist

2007 Colorado Book Award in Poetry Finalist

Reviews

“In Erosion’s Pull, Maureen Owen
epitomizes quantum poetics
or
being in 67 places at one time
or
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