Threnody (Paperback)

By Juliet Patterson

Nightboat Books, 9781937658557, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

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Part lamentation, part ode, Threnody (the word originates from the Greek, threnos, "wailing" and oide "ode."), examines the beauty and violence of our present ecological moment with a lyric and meditative eye. Concerned with the precise relationship of components in the world these poems exist in the overlap between imagination and fact, truth and history, territory and map, the living and the dead. "Juliet Patterson's poems are entirely themselves; they use time and the eye and tongue--all the body, as thought and insight, inside and outside history." - Jean Valentine.

About the Author

JULIET PATTERSON is the author of The Truant Lover, winner of the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks Epilogue and Dirge. As a community activist and artist, Patterson has worked on a number of collaborative projects related to place-making and the environment. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and son.