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Civil Twilight
Margot Schilpp

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2012 • 104 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-551-0

A collection of poetry by Margot Schilpp.

The poems in Civil Twilight animate the present with a resonant sense of the past as character and as compass. The poems in the collection reveal a fascination with the possibilities that exist at every moment and the human urge to resist the inevitable and keep those possibilities open. The language of these poems is personal and precise, attuned to the mind and the ear, and, with each line, readers are reminded of the perilous nature of our existence here on earth and of the joys our lives hold.

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"The abiding interest of these poems are memory and the difficulty of making a self. I read this book as an emotional narrative, the details of the poet's life less important than the spirit in which they are rendered. It's Schilpp's lyrical imagination that I'm most drawn to here: I can feel her, in poem after poem, creating a reality that is shaped most of all by beauty. The poems succeed because they show her struggling to redeem her past. It's a testament to her ability as a poet that I know myself better having read this book. These are beautiful, quietly powerful poems."—Bob Hicok

MARGOT SCHILPP's poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, New England Review, and The Southern Review. A recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Fundación Valparaí so (Spain), she lives in Connecticut with her husband, Jeff Mock, and their daughters, Paula and Leah.

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