Item description for When the Moon Knows You're Wandering (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by Ruth Ellen Kocher...
When the Moon Knows You're Wandering turns on the theme of lost and found paths, of being perpetually lost and then found. But even more than lost, driven to abandon the paths of one's past. The moon in the title poem serves as landmark, tool of navigation, and silent witness. The speaker, distracted by the world, wanders, spiritually and physically, searching for some anchor that will return her to a significant sense of "home." She becomes a migrant of sorts, finding her way by what is common to all of us---landscape, song, and memory. Resolution for the speaker comes not in the journey but in the return to the simple articles of a life, the things we call home.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.84" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher New Issues Poetry Press
ISBN 1930974116 ISBN13 9781930974111
Availability 0 units.
More About Ruth Ellen Kocher
Ruth Ellen Kocher's books include Desdemona's Fire (Naomi Long Madget Award for African American Poets; Lotus Press, 1999), WHEN THE MOON KNOWS YOU'RE WANDERING (Green Rose Prize; New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2001), and ONE GIRL BABYLON (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets, and New Bones: Contemporary Black Writing in America. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Ruth Ellen Kocher was born in 1965 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Colorado at Boulder.