Item description for Evening Chore (Dreamseeker Poetry Series Vol 3) by Shari Wagner...
"These poems balance between endings and beginnings, between the twilit melancholy of evening and the jubilant rebirth of morning. A grandfather loses his memory, while a toddler meets his shadow for the first time. Survivors tend the graves of ancestors, while the stories of those ancestors, handed down, light the way for those now living. Even while she laments the losses that beset any life, Wagner also celebrates the goodness of growing things in poems charged with the clear light of praise." --Scott Russell Sanders, Author, Hunting for Hope
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Studio: Dreamseeker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.83" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2005
Publisher Dreamseeker Books
ISBN 1931038295 ISBN13 9781931038294
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More About Shari Wagner
Shari Miller Wagner was born in Goshen, Indiana and grew up near Markle, along the Wabash River. Her father worked as a family physician and her mother as the editor of The Markle Times. When Wagner was thirteen, her family spent a year in Somalia, in the village of Jamama. After majoring in English at Goshen College, Wagner worked in Louisiana as a Mennonite volunteer for the Clifton-Choctaw, researching their history and tutoring the school children. At Indiana University she earned her MFA degree and met her husband, Chuck Wagner. They taught two years at Western Carolina University and then returned to Indiana, teaching at Franklin College and Butler University. She has taught creative writing in elementary schools, community centers, libraries and nursing homes. She has been an instructor with the Indiana Writers Center for the last six years, teaching workshops in poetry and memoir. She and her husband and two daughters, Vienna and Iona, live north of Indianapolis in Westfield. Her first book or poetry was Evening Chore (Cascadia 2008). She provides the photographs for this new book.
Shari Wagner was born in 1958.
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An evocative and soulful anthology that pays respect to the goodness of hard and honest toil Sep 13, 2005
Author Shari Wagner, whose poetry has been previously published in literary magazines such as Southern Poetry Review, Indiana Review, and black Warrior Review, presents her debut poetry collection Evening Chore. An anthology of original free-verse that reminisces upon aspects of pasture, borderland, hard work, and the wonder of nature's everlasting cycles, Evening Chore reads with the pulsing rhythm; some of the poems reflect upon Kenya's land and people. An evocative and soulful anthology that pays respect to the goodness of hard and honest toil. "Evening Chore": My grandfather has climbed into his truck, / a rusty blue ford with a few stray / bales of hay bouncing like children / in the back. He's riding out to the far / pasture where cows have been grazing / twenty-five years in the shade of some elms. / The dog that disappeared in a thunderstorm / and never came back is on the seat / beside him. He's making whiny noises / and thumping his tail like an amplified / heartbeat. Before the door falls shut / behind them, the old man is cupping his hands / to call the cows away from the shadows / and into the field where the last light is / already sinking.