The Body Is Burden and Delight

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Cornerstone Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.2 inches | 0.26 pounds

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About the Author
Sharon White is an author, poet, and educator. Her book Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction. She is also the author of Boiling Lake (On Voyage), a collection of short fiction, and two poetrycollections, Eve & Her Apple and Bone House.

"This is a book filled with wit and wonder, 'how, ' White says, 'the Arctic must be melting, from the bottom up, ' with all that moves under the ice of knowing." -Elaine Terranova, author of The Diamond Cutter's Daughter and Dollhouse

"The Body Is Burden and Delight is body and all its elements traveling at the speed of light and orienting on the compass of a word-to make every poet jealous, or to generously give us a guide by which to climb the lattice of details and yearning." -Peter Money, author of American Drone: New and Select Poems

"You can find yourself anywhere on earth in this book, and the message is the same. The landscape has its own story. This poet takes on the powers of Eve to rewild all of it." -Karen Donovan, author of Monad+Monadnock

"Read this book all at once and then linger over White's icy, wise language line by line. I keep repeating the word 'wonder' when I think about her work." -Eli Goldblatt, author of For Instance and Wissahickon Creek: Walks & Dreams

"Sharon White invites us to the elemental edges of our world. . . . But in all this entrancing beauty, White doesn't let us side-step the people who inhabit these spaces so precariously-the women who shoulder responsibility, the boys proud of achievement, the isolated artists, the ghosts."

-Nathalie Anderson, author of Stain

"No other contemporary poet has so successfully melded experience and yearning, landscape and psyche, as White does in this book. Whether written in Anglo-Saxon half-lines, riddles, unrhymed couplets, or her exquisite prose, these poems are the fruit of a life of learning, a love of language, and a sustained inquiry into the nature of personhood. White has traveled the world, but she is not a world-traveling poet, she is a world poet." -Richard Hoffman, author of Noon until Night