Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry

Threading Light Explorations in Loss and Poetry Lorri Neilsen Glenn in Threading Light Explorations in Loss and Poetry offers a compelling and poetic work This collection of linked prose explores Neilsen Glenn s journey into poetry and deepening un

Lorri Neilsen Glenn in Threading Light Explorations in Loss and Poetry offers a compelling and poetic work This collection of linked prose explores Neilsen Glenn s journey into poetry and deepening understanding of poetry as a model of secular compunction that serves as a form of prayer Here are personal essays about loss from childhood through to adulthood as well as eLorri Neilsen Glenn in Threading Light Explorations in Loss and Poetry offers a compelling and poetic work This collection of linked prose explores Neilsen Glenn s journey into poetry and deepening understanding of poetry as a model of secular compunction that serves as a form of prayer Here are personal essays about loss from childhood through to adulthood as well as essays about Neilsen Glenn s initiation into the practice of poetry that was both timely and necessary Neilsen Glenn is the author of four books of poetry and her non fiction has been shortlisted and won awards in contests sponsored by Prairie Fire, Event, as well as the National Magazine Awards She has been the Poet Laureate of Halifax.

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About Author

  1. Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Lorri Neilsen Glenn has lived in Halifax, NS since 1983 In addition to her work as a poet, Glenn is also an ethnographer and essayist Glenn has studied at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Harvard Her first collection of poetry, all the perfect disguises Broken Jaw Press , was published in 2003 2007 saw the publication of both a chapbook, Saved String Rubicon Press , and a second collection, Combustion Brick Books In 2010, Glenn published her third full collection, Lost Gospels, also through Brick Books In 2011, Hagios Press published Threading the Light Explorations in Loss and Poetry Most recently, Glenn was the editor for Untyping the Apron Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s 2013, Guernica.Glenn has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards for her poetry throughout her career, including the National Magazine Awards, Short Grain Contest, CBC Literary Awards, and the Bliss Carman Poetry Awards She has also received recognition for her scholarship, having won awards in Grain, Event Magazine, and Prairie Fire From 2005 2009, Glenn served as poet laureate for the Regional Municipality of Halifax She currently teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University.

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Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry Comment

  1. I really loved this book I felt the writer gave me a soulful insight as to how her journey from grief to writing evolved After reading this book, I understood how her stories of family, travel, and the grief process are indeed threaded with light Wonderful book hagiospress


  2. This is a very personal and deeply felt memoir, but than a memoir It is an exploration of a coming to poetry and a probing for a secular spirituality in response to loss Complex, and not a quick read, but a beautiful one In places, it brought tears to my eyes.


  3. Lyical, philosophical, thought provoking and beautifully written This book brings forth a gentle exploration of the meaning of loss, of the place of grief in our lives If I ranked books, I d give this one five stars Lorri Neilsen Glenn is a wonderfully talented and intelligent writer Here s a sample An anthropologist visits Hopi people to record their music Is water all you people sing about down here Our need for water is great, says the old man I notice all your people write about is love, he [...]


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