Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Books: Missing Her by Claudia Keelan

Missing Her: New poems by Claudia Keelan

In poems performed via scat singing, via documentary, poems devoted to the sui generis, Missing Her redefines the elegy as a seeking statement.

"Keelan's work, always politically engaged, here takes a tender and personal turn. Much of what is mourned in these interwoven elegies is private, close in, but even the larger, more public themes — the Vietnam War, Jesus, the oil industry, September 11 — are brought to an intimate scale. The central long poem 'Everybody's Autobiography' achieves a masterful fusion of political history, personal responsibility, and communal grief. A deep-feeling collection not afraid to look loss in the face."
—Cole Swensen

"Missing Her is Keelan's sixth collection of poems. Parts of it will stay with you long after reading..." Vince Corvaia,

Available through and Small Press Distribution

Publication Date: October 5, 2009
$15.00 paper | 79 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-930974-86-9

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