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The Leaf Path

Emily Warn


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Poetry. Emily Warn is a poet of kinship and harmony. And she often uses narrative to establish surprising relationships. Warn's poems define a sensibility that is fully in focus, one that expresses a reverence for humanity and nature as two participants in a greater whole. Eschewing unnecessary artifice and the latest literary fads, she writes poems, it seems, only from necessity, from great faith in a possible world. In selecting THE LEAF PATH for the 1981 King County Arts Commission Publication Project, Susan Griffin wrote: "Emily Warn's poetry is feeling, moving, dealing with the powerful and deepest part of being, yet delicately, even precisely crafted. This is a new voice we will all be blessed for hearing.

Copper Canyon Press, 9780914742616, 60pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1982

About the Author

Emily Warn is the editor for the Poetry Foundation website, which won a 2007 Best of the Web award. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she is the author of two books of poems. She lives in Chicago and Seattle.