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Dear Weather Ghost
Melissa Ginsburg

Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2013 • 76 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-30-7

Poems of exile rooted in classic images and a distinct lyrical style

Built around an epistolary sequence, “The Weather Ghost Letters,” this collection presents images—animals, the elements, landscapes—as vehicles for exploring exile. “A road drifts all over our country,” Ginsburg writes, and the speakers of these poems drift, too—spiritually and physically. We experience this unmoored journey through tight, lyrical pieces that use simple, often coy language.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Melissa Ginsburg’s poems are delicate but they are not fragile. . . . This book is a subtly beautiful address to the air, and it approaches the transformative.”—Mark Levine

“. . . Ginsburg’s poems describe a world as complex and surprising as any. . . . A tremendous debut.”—Mary Ruefle

MELISSA GINSBURG is the author of Arbor, a chapbook published by New Michigan Press. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Jubilat, Forklift Ohio, Pleiades, and other magazines. She teaches creative writing at the University of Mississippi and edits the literary magazine Yalobusha Review.

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