Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes

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New Issues Poetry and Prose
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5.9 X 8.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
KERRIN MCCADDEN'S poems have appeared recently in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, Failbetter, Rattle and elsewhere. She is the recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, as well as support from The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and The Vermont Studio Center. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Montpelier High School in Montpelier, Vermont and is an MFA degree candidate at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Plainfield, Vermont with her two children.
"In her poem 'Burial, ' published in this isue, Kerrin McCadden juxtaposes an indoor scene of mourning with an outdoor scene of work that must be done despite, and to move through, that mourning. The poem enacts a mash-up of song where human, machine, and bird voices combine, and these sorts of intersections of scenes and music are emblematic of McCaddens work. The poems in her first book, Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, are wide and wise enough to encompass that which is brusque and well as gentle, the methodical and the ambiguous. McCadden's work seeks, delicately yet steadfastly, to illuminate complex mysteries that nevertheless remain partly in shadow. Through her poems we learn truths about our shadowy, mashed-up world; in 'Burial, ' not only do we come to understand something of the way a woodcock makes its song, but about how to grieve in a worl that moves on, keeps digging."--Rachel Contrenl Flynn "Beloit Poetry Journal" (1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)