About the Book

The Children

The Children

April 2012
Trade Paperback · 80 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $16.50 CAN
ISBN 9781936747283
Sarabande Books

 

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Description

"Nostalgic"

Jar of feathers becoming,
finally, another map:
cloistered homage to a decade of geese
haunting the grid of our
steadfastness.
Un-find the coveted

ibis; kiss the scarlet of the robin's
blurred departure.
In the end, we were landmark,
compass, same as the lingered-over
pond, the marsh
where cattails remained when all else
left. Ragged in salt,
cloud-headed.

Paula Bohince's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Poetry. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Amy Clampitt Trust, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship.

About the Author

Paula Bohince’s first collection, Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods, received Sarabande Books’ inaugural Aleda Shirley Prize. Her poems have appeared widely in such publications as The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The Hudson Review, Slate, and The Yale Review. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Amy Clampitt Trust, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, in addition to the 2010–2011 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. She lives in Pennsylvania.