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Jean Gallagher

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2012 • 80 pp. 6 X 9”
Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-43-3

Start, Jean Gallagher’s third full-length collection, turns to the world of Greek mythology, using the figures of Demeter and Persephone to explore the mysteries of motherhood, loss, grief, and renewal. Her brilliant concision and riveting music bring the ancient narrative sharply into the present, transforming it to a vision that feels thrillingly contemporary and personal.

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"Jean Gallagher plunges us into the mystery-shrouded chthonic rites of Demeter and Persephone in a stunning postmodern Homeric hymn, stepping into the company of other reinventors of the ancient myths like H.D., Anne Carson, and Louise Gluck. We're ungrounded by these poems, cast among the mysteries and ecstacies."—Bruce Beasley

JEAN GALLAGHER is the author of Stubborn (Oberlin College Press, 2006) and This Minute (Fordham University Press, 2005). She is an associate professor of English at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY.

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