$24.05
Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days.
Ships from and sold by Wordery AU.
$24.05
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$21.95
& Free Delivery on eligible orders See details and conditions
Sold by: Amazon AU
Add to Cart
$24.06
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Book Depository UK
Add to Cart
$30.35
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: PBShopUK-au TRACKED
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Green Hill (Able Muse Book Award for Poetry) Paperback – 20 Aug 2018


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$24.05
$21.95
click to open popover

Product details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Able Muse Press (20 August 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781773490106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1773490106
  • ASIN: 1773490109
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 154 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

Product description

Review

In the poems in Green Hill, Lorna Knowles Blake takes the intimacies of human life and the riots of nature and transmutes them into forms that both discipline and liberate their beauty. By doing so, she also reveals the real, the secret, sovereign of that beauty—the human imagination, of which hers is a triumphant example.
   —Vijay Seshadri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of 3 Sections

Whatever subject Lorna Knowles Blake turns her hand to, she displays a prosodic surefootedness and a continual freshness of perception. Poems as different from one another as “Glosa” and “The Allure of the Ledge” will find readers to admire not only Blake’s skill but the literary culture that she makes her own.
   —Charles Martin, 2017 Able Muse Book Award judge, author of Future Perfect

Lorna Knowles Blake gives us Green Hill, poems both dark and lightheartedly inventive, the craft casual, poised—and audacious. Here, our twenty-first century Blake boldly converses with her nineteenth-century namesake, William Blake, as well as with Duke Ellington, St. John of the Cross, and others in musically dazzling poems set “free to feel/ the hook, the dock, the sun, the real/ experience.” What is the real experience? It is the sense of home. The title poem begins, “So many ways to remember a house,” and Blake means all abodes, from a hermit crab’s shell to a “refugee’s home/ the day after the raid.” Relationships, too, become houses as Blake evokes moments of tenderness in a mature marriage and fears for the future—though in this deft, understatedly mythic book, the background world is still shades of green.
   —Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst

Moving and masterful, the poems in Lorna Knowles Blake’s Green Hill don’t just reveal an exquisite formal sensibility—they conduct passionate and original meditations on our fundamental need for form. In poems about artwork and landscape, myth and love, Blake considers the ways we give shape and meaning to our lives. And her poems are themselves vital enactments of that same urge. American poetry is richer for this superb collection.
   —Peter Campion, author of El Dorado

About the Author

Lorna Knowles Blake lives in New Orleans and Cape Cod. Her first poetry collection, Permanent Address, won the Richard Snyder Award and was published by Ashland University Press in 2008. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Barrow Street and on the advisory board of Poetry Sunday, a weekly program of WCAI, Cape Cod’s public radio station. Her poems, translations, essays, and reviews appear regularly in literary journals, both in print and online.
  Green Hill was the winner of 2017 Able Muse Book Award.


No customer reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers


Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?