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The Yellow Transparents
Joan Aleshire

Four Way
1997 • 104 pp. 6 x 9"

$12.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-13-9

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"These story-telling poems meditate in brilliant particulars and subtle turns of language on landscape, art, friendship, childhood memories, the nature of risk and political resistance."—Colette Inez

From the Book:


(In memory of Pepper Constable)

If the tests come out wrong, if the cells
begin to fail in their quiet weaving;
if the body that so lightly carries
this life betrays me--some night
when the pines talk to one another,
when no moon would tell my secret, snow
would will my steps, I could go to that hill
so far beyond my neighbor's it has no name...

JOAN ALESHIRE grew up outside Baltimore, MD and graduated from Harvard/Radcliffe College. Twenty years later she received a degree from the MFA Program for Writers at GoddardHer first book of poems, Cloud Train, was published in 1982 by Texas Tech Press, and her second, This Far, in 1987. She lives in Vermont, and has taught in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College since 1983.

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