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Riassunto: How appropriate that the book begins with a leap of faith—a child attempting to fly. And equally proper: she never lands. In Mary Lou’s poems, we float through moments formative or formidable, touching or frightful, but all with universal appeal and lit with generous spirit and a graceful love of language. When finally we touch down, it is years later, a world away, still light on our feet, nimble with wonder.
—Harry Lafnear, Editor, Willow Glen Poetry Project
Bringing Home the Moon is a beautiful journey in time and space, from childhood memories of Middle America ultimately to savoring life in Silicon Valley. Exploring various kinds of flight, these poems range the fastest seven decades of American life. Pausing at certain arrivals or take-offs, personal or communal, the poet deftly evokes strong feelings that her images suggest; this is a collection of and for our time.
—Elsie Leach, Professor Emerita, San Jose State University, California
Mary Lou Taylor is one of my favorite poets, with an impressive body of work. Now, in Bringing Home the Moon, we have her past experience turned into poems boldly planned and implemented through the prism of memory. Poetry is a time machine when we have patterns with characters, relationships, and places we long to enter, where language challenges conventional thought. Great poetic decisions are made when Mary Lou Taylor registers the things she loves—we anticipate emotions in the line before they are felt, so that each page has its own trajectory of discovery. Some experiences we can identify as our own; others intersect with all that we have missed. In both cases, these are beautifully proportioned recollections you will read and then revisit. There is a great heart at the core of each poem.
—Grace Cavalieri, radio host of The Poet and the Poem, from the Library of Congress
About the Author: Born in Chicago, raised in L.A., Mary Lou Taylor studied at UCLA, married and had two children before she moved north to finish at San Jose State University. She earned her Standard Secondary Credential there and taught at Monta Vista and Fremont High Schools. Poet, editor and reviewer, she has a series of poems in both Cotton and Spirit (Frog on the Moon Press), and The Call: An Anthology of Women Writers (Dragonfly Press), the last a runner-up at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Fair. Her poetry book, The Fringes of Hollywood (Jacaranda Press), was a winner at the 2014 Hollywood Book Fair. Her poems have appeared in small presses such as The Newport Review, The Montserrat Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Caesura and Reed Magazine. Currently she serves as a trustee of the Center of Literary Arts at San Jose State University and is a member of NLAPW (Pen Women), Santa Clara County Branch. Her review of Dr. Audry Lynch’s John Steinbeck and James Dean: Rebels in American Literature and Film was featured in both a past Pen Woman issue and in The Steinbeck Gazette. She edited the Abby Niebauer Memorial Competition, judged by Jane Hirshfield. Her new book, Bringing Home the Moon, was completed as an artist in residence at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA.
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Descrizione libro Aldrich Press, 2015. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84588321
Descrizione libro Aldrich Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0692474404I3N00
Descrizione libro Aldrich Press, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. VG Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. Like new except for scratch on front cover. Codice libro della libreria 1612070812