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The Two Standards
by Heather Winterer
University Press of Colorado, 2012
Paper: 978-1-885635-21-1 | eISBN: 978-1-885635-25-9
Library of Congress Classification PS3623.I6733T96 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Heather Winterer explores the intimate territory between desolation and consolation, offering a poetry that translates the distances between spiritual endings and beginnings, between an "after what it used to be" and "an arrival." The work enacts the model of St. Ignatius Loyola, encouraging the collapse of lines between creation and creativity, time and space, the Christian and Christ, the self and the other. The voice of these poems moves exuberantly through various forms, resisting predication and celebrating its own multiplicity. With lyrical dexterity and humor, Winterer invites us into her world, a world of tangible absences and presences--where the Mojave Desert and the city of Las Vegas become the unlikely sites of spiritual encounter. The god of this quirky world appears in cars, apartment buildings, and swimming pools and speaks to us through desert plants and birds. Everything from the outside--natural and unnatural--spills into the poems and they turn whatever they are given into movement away from darkness and loss, toward possibility, potency and grace.

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