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Home by Now
Meg Kearney

Malcolm McDonald Series Selection

Four Way
2009 • 80 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-94-8

Winner of the 2010 L. L. Winship / PEN New England Award—

The characters of Meg Kearney’s gritty second poetry collection travel the shadows and edges of modern life. Searching for home and knowing that, once found, home might dissolve without warning, Kearney carves a richly lyric poetry. You will hear the voices of this striking book right in your ear, telling hard-learned lessons that are as unsettling as they are necessary.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Meg Kearney’s /Home By Now/ is a brilliant, hard-won second book that will remind you why we go to poetry in the first place; not to be soothed, but to learn. These are smart, tough,
sure lyrics. I love the sound of this book, the music she so slyly installed in these poems. I read and marvel.”
Cornelius Eady

“Toughness and vulnerability rub against each other in these poems, and sparks fly. Meg Kearney’s /Home By Now/ is a strong and moving book.”Linda Pastan

MEG KEARNEY is the author of the poetry collection An Unkindness of Ravens and The Secret of Me, a novel in verse for teens. Her poetry has been featured on Poetry Daily and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and has been published in Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. Meg is Director of the Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, as well as Director of Pine Manor’s Solstice Summer Writers Conference. She lives in southern New Hampshire.

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