Beating the Bounds (Paperback)

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By Liz Ahl
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Poetry. Volume XI of the Hobblebush Granite State Poetry Series.

The title poem of Liz Ahl's brilliant collection, BEATING THE BOUNDS, investigates the ritual walking of the boundaries of a town every seven years. Ahl explores psychological and literal geographies, what it means to inhabit a space, and the beauties and mysteries she discovers there. . . . These dazzling poems draw us in to the vibrant spaces they mark and make. --Ann Hudson

I have been eagerly awaiting a full- length book of poems from this remarkable poet and Liz Ahl has delivered a stunner In her beautifully realized collection, Ahl sets out 'to trace the contours / of the terrestrial constellations-the sets of lines / we name parish, town, body: all synonyms for home.' . . . And we are walking that path with her, marveling at the discernment and generosity of these poems, delighting in how they make the strange familiar and the familiar strange. --Karen McPherson

Witty, unsparing, Liz Ahl weds a keen understanding of rhetoric with a lush savoring of language's pleasures. I hunger for more. --Robin Becker

Growing up as a 'Navy Brat, ' Liz Ahl long identified as the 'Woman from Away, ' but in BEATING THE BOUNDS she embarks on the adventure of staying put in smalltown New England. --Grace Bauer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781939449146
ISBN-10: 1939449146
Publisher: Hobblebush Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2017
Pages: 100
Language: English