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Tickets for a Prayer Wheel
Annie Dillard; Michael Collier, fwd.

Wesleyan Poetry Series

2002 • 64 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6536-5

“She loves the country below. Like Emerson, she sees the virulence in nature as well as the beauty that entrances her. Annie Dillard is a poet.”Washington Post Book World

Celebrate re-publication of this Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book.

Best known for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, her Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative on nature and eternity, Annie Dillard writes fiction and nonfiction, as well as poetry, that explore abstract and sensory phenomena, the role of the artist in society and the creative process. The poems gathered in Tickets for a Prayer Wheel, first published in 1974, show us that the concerns of the author have not changed since she was in her twenties. Hers is a poetry of fact — of science and nature, eternity and time, and how we know what we know. Often commended for their precise imagery, these poems speak of the love between people, storytelling and poetry’s form.

Reviews / Endorsements

“She has a strange and wonderful mind, and the ability to speak it with enduring grace.”The New Yorker

“She is a fine wayfarer, one who travels light, reflective and alert to the shrines and holy places.”
New York Times Book Review

“She sees the world with a penetrating eye and presents it to us in a refreshing new dimension…. Masterful.”Smithsonian

ANNIE DILLARD is a narrative nonfiction writer, poet, novelist and critic. She has published over ten works, including An American Childhood (1987), Teaching a Stone to Talk (1982), The Living (1992), For the Time Being (2000) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1976). Michael Collier is Poet Laureate of Maryland, Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland and Director of the Breadloaf Writers Conference.

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