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Slow Risen Among Smoke Trees
Elizabeth Kirschner

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2002 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-364-6

A collection of poetry by Elizabeth Kirschner.

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"By turns erotic, poignant, and nostalgic, Kirschner's Slow Risen Among the Smoke Trees is a gracefully danced sequence of poems. Each poem allows an entrancing entrance into Lily's world, where family hardships, passions, and joys are choreographed with a tender power and a powerful tenderness."—Nance Van Winckel

"These poems offer graceful, plain-spoken testament to the ordinary life deeply lived. Kirschner's protagonist, Lily, is a quiet presence, her melancholy hemmed by dream and a careful attention to particulars. In Slow Risen Among the Smoke Trees, Elizabeth Kirschner has invented, or perhaps recovered, a voice whose natural rhythm resonates with tenderness and care for the world."—Cynthia Huntington

"Taken all together, this suite of poems comprises a sort of lyric novel, tracing the evolution of a character and those she loves across the deepening changes wrought by time. Elizabeth Kirschner's gorgeous ear is tuned to a language of the inner life which is unmistakably her own; she listens acutely to the unfurlings, fears, and flowerings of the spirit."—Mark Doty

ELIZABETH KIRSCHNER is the author of two previous collections of poems, Postal Routes and Twenty Colors, both published by Carnegie Mellon, in 1998 and 1992, respectively. Her work has appeared in numerous journals. She lives in Boston with her husband and son.

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