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deep light: new and selected poems

Deep Light

"...this assemblage is filled with great good humor and infectious joy, even as it encompasses death and disappointment. Interesting, because I realize that I read this book like memoir, but memoir held to the candle of insight shaped to the language of metaphor."


- Judith Kitchen, The Georgia Review

Like McClanahan's description of gray doves "tipping across the gravel/ their shadows pumping before them," the poems move forward in an alternating dance of light and shade. In the brightest places of our world, suggests this poet, grief and loss cast their shadows. But even in the darkest places, light makes its way.
Published by Iris Press ISBN-13: 978-0-916078-99-7 (paperback)

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listen to garrison keillor read selections from deep light
Watching My Parents Sleeping...

Autobiography of the Cab Driver...

Visit with the Newlyweds

Teaching A Nephew To Type