The Story You Tell Yourself

The Story You Tell Yourself


eBook - 2012
Rate this:
"Heather Lanier's The Story You Tell Yourself may be a first book, but Lanier's firm intelligence and lyrical artistry make poems that are clearly the confident work of an extraordinarily accomplished, even thrilling, poet. Lanier isn't kidding when she says, auda-ciously, 'I found a shape and made a world,/then crawled inside. Where else was I to live?' Her poems make a world that is a plea-sure to enter, inhabit, and learn from."--Andrew Hudgins "These poems are small miracles of naming that summon a world into existence. The poet doesn't merely name things we know, she re-creates them. By speaking to a phone, she invents dialogue. By calling the birds as they fly south again, she raises a scene from her past. The past, in fact, haunts these pages and yet the book, feels resolutely triumphant. It teaches us how to celebrate in the midst of loss. Even 'knowing the sun will erase it,/' we can move forward in the company of this amazing poet, writing our own 'faint psalm[s] of unknowing.'"--Jeanne Murray Walker
Publisher: Kent : Kent State University Press, 2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
ISBN: 9781612776620
Branch Call Number: 811.6 La
Description: 1 online resource (pages ; cm.)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)
Project Muse


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


Find it at CRRL

To Top