The poems in A Common Name for Everything build idiosyncratic worlds around the themes of nature, home, parenting, and namingâ€”worlds that are at once poignant and absurd: a professional namer of lakes explains his standards; the rural gods are given names; a study of sheep results in loneliness. Steeped in sound play and borrowing academic language to create a specimen lens, these poems bask in the local as they seek to name even the commonest earthly things.
About the Author
Sarah Wolfsonâ€™s poems have appeared in Canadian and American journals including The Fiddlehead, AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, PRISM international, and TriQuarterlyâ€”and they have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan. Originally from Vermont, she now lives in Montreal, where she teaches at McGill University. Â
A Common Name for Everything
by Sarah Wolfson
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80 pages; 5.5 x 8.5 / Softcover
Pub Date:Â August 21, 2019Â
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