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Its Day Being Gone #2020

Its Day Being Gone Selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series by Robert WrigleyRose McLarney has won acclaim for image rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose

  • Title: Its Day Being Gone
  • Author: Rose McLarney
  • ISBN: 9780143126577
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Its Day Being Gone By Rose McLarney, Selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series by Robert WrigleyRose McLarney has won acclaim for image rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose on it Her second collection broadens these investigations in poems that examine the shape shifting quality of memory, as seen in folktales that have traveled across oceans anSelected as a winner of the National Poetry Series by Robert WrigleyRose McLarney has won acclaim for image rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose on it Her second collection broadens these investigations in poems that examine the shape shifting quality of memory, as seen in folktales that have traveled across oceans and through centuries, and in how we form recollections of our own lives An opening sequence presents contemporary ghost stories men who gather at dawn in the gas station parking lots of small towns the mountain lion that paces the edge of a receding tree line A middle section draws connections between Appalachia and Latin America, places that share qualities of biological and cultural richness places that are threatened by modernization A final sequence retells the stories of earlier poems, posing questions about how we construct our landscapes and frame our views.

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    1. I m still here I can t stay away from the hard images Facing NorthRose McLarney s poems speak of the fragility of the land and of its resilience They tell of the strength and vulnerability of its inhabitants These are the hard images of which she speaks in the lead poem of her striking new collection.Her poem Imminent Domain begins with the image of South American women who won t leave their land to make room for a hydroelectric dam, and then compares them to the Appalachian families evicted to [...]

    2. In this collection, Rose McLarney interweaves the personal and the historical, the geography and the rain and mud, showing how all things are connected and the value and validity of the simple before the large.Her language and imagery are evocative, but not overly studied, colloguial without being prosy.Here she likens mistaking a doe for a predatory cougar to her thinking a young man who stops to offer her a lift is a rapist The predator s eyes go gentle as a doe s because they are a doe s The [...]

    3. Rose McLarney s Its Day Being Gone is a cultural gold mine that explores themes in both Appalachia and Central and South America, making connections among places and people that few would have thought even existed In its three sections Folk Tale, Another World, and Another Telling, the book explores themes such as a woman s role and image in the world and the loss of nature through the urbanization of places that might be better off left alone In Folk Tale, we are in Appalachia mountains, shadow [...]

    4. Rose is a dear friend and so I m biased, but this brilliant book dazzled Its affect effect lingers Anyone who loves Appalachia, or who has a deep connection to her homeplace, will enjoy these poems They demand attention and care and slow reading Each of its three parts investigates the relationships between memory and history, folklore story and our current world, beauty and danger or sadness or indifference It s a perfect collection not a poem in the bunch that shouldn t be there I envy those w [...]

    5. The less our lives have to do with land, the we need to look at it in frames from Rose McLarney s poem Landscape

    6. I really, really enjoyed the middle section of this collection The two ends I liked a lot, but wasn t drawn to the individual poems rather than the voice The middle section had it all.

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