browse engage about us donate
last name title topic
cart 0 items
sign in
browse books
browse authors
browse broadsides
download catalog
Elaine Terranova
$12.00 paperback
Add to cart
Elaine Terranova

Badgers at dusk, the dark bird of a dream or an omen, white-robed nuns—in this, the follow-up to her Walt Whitman-Award-winning collection, The Cult of the Right Hand, Elaine Terranova paints a world in chiaroscuro. Hers is a vision that moves from the shadows of everyday life to its brighter sparks of meaning. The central characters are ourselves and our alter egos, one whole and flowering in the world, the other damaged. Whether in narrative or in lyric revelation, the poet assumes many voices, each telling of human longing and how it is answered. Damaged are the abused children fleeing with their mother in "Rush Hour," the disfigured young woman of "The Line," the woman awaiting diagonosis of the lump in her breast. These cautionary tales reveal a courage of spirit that outshines our vulnerability and even the limits of love to protect us.

post your own comments

Post a review for Damages

This feature requires that you first log in (or create an account if you do not already have one).
Click here to login or create an account. You will be returned here automatically.

For Damages, Elaine Terranova

"Here is a volume of mature imagery to outlast the normal shelf life, a work whose music stirs us with each rereading."—Portlandia Review of Books

"Ever aware of the variety of human experience—and able to capture it in vividly rendered poems that show a fine ear for language at its most musical—Terranova has been building a reputation in the literary world."—Library Journal

Privacy & Security   Conditions of Use   Help   Author Login   Contact Us   877.501.1393    © 2019 Copper Canyon Press    Website by Golden Lasso