Long Like a River (Hardcover)

By Nancy J. Schoenberger

New York University Press, 9780814781050, 100pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1998



Many rivers run through Nancy Schoenberger's third collection of poems, Long Like a River. From the Clark Fork (-its full house of trout the dream of a summer noon-), to the Mississippi (-long as its Indian name-), to the Amazon and Napo Rivers, these poems explore the poet's Deep South roots, plumbing memory and desire and paying homage along the way to Theodore Roethke and George Seferis.

About the Author

Among other honors, Nancy Schoenberger has been awarded an NEA and two state artist grants. Her volume, "Girl on a White Porch," won the 1987 Devins Award for Poetry. She teaches creative and nonfiction writing at William & Mary in Virginia and edits the transatlantic poetry journal Verse. With her husband Sam Kashner, she coauthored "A Talent for Genius, the Life and Times of Oscar Levant" (which inspired an episode of A & E's "Biography") and "Hollywood Kryptonite, The Bulldog, The Lady, and the Death of Superman."