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"Startling in their mystery, these poems are entirely original; abstract and passionate, sensual and otherworldly, trance-like and exciting . . . . The Ardors is a book that takes us beyond ourselves, beyond our workaday bodies and souls."-Jean Valentine.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Ausable Press
ISBN 1931337209 ISBN13 9781931337205
Availability 0 units.
More About Kathleen Peirce
The youngest of five daughters, Kathleen Peirce was born in Moline, IL, and grew up in Rock Island. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 1988, the same year as the birth and adoption of her son from Seoul, Korea. She lives with him and assorted animals, and teaches at Texas State University.
Kathleen Peirce currently resides in the state of Texas. Kathleen Peirce was born in 1956.
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The Ardors Oct 28, 2004
"The Ardors is a book that takes us beyond ourselves, beyond our workady bodies and souls."-Jean Valentine
"The arguments in the more formal of these poems are nearly Miltonic-I refer now to the darkness of a world quarreling with its darkness, that cold, cold envoy." -Norman Dubie
The poems of The Ardors are stunning Sep 23, 2004
Line upon line, gorgeous. Masterfully employing an extended metaphor of pearls, Peirce honors the intensity, mystery, and beauty of earth, and of experience. She observes worlds mindfully, so that her poems move between large and small, under and over, internal and external. This movement complements her brilliant and measured phrasing. The poems accumulate, like pearls, to form an exquisite book of American poetry.