The Cormorant Hunter's Wife

Joan Naviyuk Kane

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The Cormorant Hunter's Wife

The Cormorant Hunter s Wife Whiting Writers Award winner Joan Kane s first collection of poems The Cormorant Hunter s Wife debuts from NorthShore Press The Cormorant Hunter s Wife is a groundbreaking collection of poems made o

  • Title: The Cormorant Hunter's Wife
  • Author: Joan Naviyuk Kane
  • ISBN: 9780979436529
  • Page: 255
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  • Whiting Writers Award winner Joan Kane s first collection of poems, The Cormorant Hunter s Wife, debuts from NorthShore Press The Cormorant Hunter s Wife is a groundbreaking collection of poems made of one long breath The breath is enough to carry you the distance it takes to fly to the moon and return in one long winter night I have been looking for the return of suchWhiting Writers Award winner Joan Kane s first collection of poems, The Cormorant Hunter s Wife, debuts from NorthShore Press The Cormorant Hunter s Wife is a groundbreaking collection of poems made of one long breath The breath is enough to carry you the distance it takes to fly to the moon and return in one long winter night I have been looking for the return of such a poet Joan Kane crafts poems as meticulous as snowflakes She is visionary and the poems carry this vision with solid grace Joy Harjo These poems are original, unsentimental, plain, and mysterious There is something of Lorine Niedecker s Wisconsin, and something of Willa Cather s Nebraska or New Mexico in Joan Kane s Alaska And something , on the border of speech, which yet gives us a new sense or maybe retrieves an old sense of experience Sometimes, in these poems, description, and what we cannot quite find words for, underneath it, are enough in fact, than we would have known how to ask for a lost people a shaman s voice the voice of a glacier of a shell In a room in which you re found at every margin Forgetting you is nothing but a long discipline Jean ValentineThese poems are much than verbal constructs, though their language alone is enough to keep you reading Joan Kane s mind spends much time with itself her eye sees itself as part of the landscape, which in this collection is meticulously rendered, a bewilderment of white She does not find metaphors for life in the wilderness, but rather observes patterns of nature that life bears out Hers is a voice without cultural or self reference, a voice without verbal technics as rare and stark as the main climatic idiosyncrasy of these poems, a year of two winters Priscilla Becker

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    1. Erin on said:

      Joan Naviyuk Kane is an amazing woman. She told me that upon reflection she feels these poems are intellectual and that her more recent works are more about emotion and relationship. I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed hearing the words from Joan herself. It is with high expectations that I will read her next volume of poetry published.

    2. Susan on said:

      This is a beautiful book, both inside and outside. I'm very taken with a book's look and feel and the University of Alaska Press has done an amazing job on this one. Kane is a beautiful, if difficult, writer. Her narrative thread is very subtle and sometimes hidden altogether--that or I'm a poor reader. But it didn't matter to me that she writes in a very fragmented style. The sound and movement of the language is gorgeous. I do feel, however, that I need to reread this book to really understand [...]

    3. Tana on said:

      Interesting poetry of Alaska's strong sense of place & the calamities that have befallen its people: flood, fire, famine

    4. Hannah Notess on said:

      Spare, lyrical poems of a desolate place that fosters rich inner life

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