City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry) (Paperback)

By Afaa Michael Weaver

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822963257, 81pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2014

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Winner of the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award (poetry category)

This is the final book in the Plum Flower Trilogy by Afaa Michael Weaver, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The two earlier books, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005 and The Government of Nature, reveal similar themes that address the author's personal experience with childhood abuse through the context of Daoist renderings of nature as a metaphor for the human body, with an eye to recovery and forgiveness in a very eclectic spiritual life. City of Eternal Spring chronicles Weaver's travels abroad in Taiwan and China, as well as showing the limits of cultural influence.

About the Author

Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of twelve previous poetry collections, including Timber and Prayer: The Indian Pond Poems, My Father's Geography, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005, and The Government of Nature. He is Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College in Boston. Weaver is the recipient of an NEA fellowship, a Pew fellowship, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship. He has been awarded the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Fulbright scholar appointment, among other honors.