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Fire Muse
Poems from the Salt House
Cynthia Huntington

2016 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$11.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-979-2
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-980-8

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"Cynthia Huntington's poetry has the 'beat of wave and tide' in Provincetown."
Wicked Local

Poems of place and time

In Fire Muse, Cynthia Huntington returns to the back shore of Provincetown and the beach and dunes that inspired her 1999 memoir, The Salt House. Reflecting on place, time, and memory, Huntington’s poems display a kind of ecstasy born of love for her surroundings and a keen awareness of their sweep and details. Attentive to the outer world as well as what lies within, in these poems we find Huntington exploring her deepening bond with a familiar place.

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From the Book:

I want to grow old here, lusty and brown,
with the wind in my throat.
Then disappear into all of it:
vanish, like dusk into dark,
into the body of air, eye of the moon snail,
dream of the night-feeding fish who rise
to the surface, taken up wholly
into the sky's imagination of light.

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CYNTHIA HUNTINGTON is a professor of English at Dartmouth College. Winner of a Guggenheim Award, she is author of The Salt House and numerous works of poetry, including Heavenly Bodies, a finalist for the National Book Award.

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