Poet Kevin Goodan, with Anaphora

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Award winning poet Kevin Goodan returns to New Hampshire to present Anaphora, a gut-wrenching elegy with psychological intensity, giving way to the dizzying grief of loss. Goodan creates a heightened, frantic and piercing dialogue that grapples with mental illness, stigmas, relationships, and morality in the landscape of rural America.

"How many elegies can one man carry? And continue to sing. Kevin Goodan writes his palm-sized poems, his psalms to ressurect the dead, so his dead may once more live: "my cousin's tired of hanging... we cut the rope and burn the rope." These are powerful poems forged out of grief and respect with a fierce and necessary remembrance," for "The methed out ghost towns/to which our childhoods/will always belong." It is not about mobing on this book argues, it is about never letting out gone friends disappear." ~Sean Thomas Dougherty

About the author: Kevin Goodan earned his BA from the University of Montana and worked as a firefighter for ten years with the U.S. Forest Service before receiving his MFA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2004. Goodan's first collection of poetry, In the Ghost-House Acquainted (2004), won The L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award in 2005. Goodan's poems have been published in various journals, including Ploughshares, the Colorado Review, and The Mid-America Poetry Review. His second collection, Winter Tenor, was published in 2009. He currently teaches at Lewis-Clark State College and resides in Idaho.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Anaphora Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781938584961
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alice James Books - October 2nd, 2018

Anaphora is a gut-wrenching elegy with psychological intensity, giving way to the dizzying grief of loss. Goodan creates a heightened, frantic and piercing dialogue that grapples with mental illness, stigmas, relationships, and morality in the landscape of rural America.


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