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Joan Aleshire

Four Way
2012 • 144 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-22-2

“I gripped my strangeness hard/ to feel the pulse in it.”

Happily, Joan Aleshire’s fifth book of poems, examines a childhood of privilege and difference in a remarkable Baltimore family during the 1940s and ’50s. The collection offers vivid glimpses of 20th century history as it explores the trials, challenges and joys of relationships within the family and beyond that have influenced the developing consciousness of a particular self in the world.

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“Aleshire’s poems are as much sound as sense, and together they don’t so much talk about a vanished time as recreate it with all its many levels of actuality and gradations of emotion.”—Stephen Dobyns

JOAN ALESHIRE teaches in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College and lives in Vermont.

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