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Forest Primeval: Poems
by Vievee Francis

Publication Date: Nov 30, 2015
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 104 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780810132436
Imprint: TriQuarterly Books
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Parent Company: Northwestern University

Paperback Description:

"Another Anti-Pastoral," the opening poem of Forest Primeval, confesses that sometimes "words fail." With a "bleat in [her] throat," the poet identifies with the voiceless and wild things in the composed, imposed peace of the Romantic poets with whom she is in dialogue. Vievee Francis’s poems engage many of the same concerns as her poetic predecessors—faith in a secular age, the city and nature, aging, and beauty. Words certainly do not fail as Francis sets off into the wild world promised in the title. The wild here is not chaotic but rather free and finely attuned to its surroundings. The reader who joins her will emerge sensitized and changed by the enduring power of her work.

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