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Magnetic North


Linda Gregerson
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This stunning collection from the award-winning poet Linda Gregerson examines the intersections of history, science, and art. Touching on subjects as diverse as a breakthrough discovery in cell biology and the films of Ingmar Bergman, the anatomy of a possum and the Nazi occupation of Poland, Gregerson seeks to distill “the shape of the question,” the tenuous connection between knowing and suffering, between the brightness of the body and the shadows of the mind. “Choose any angle you like,” she writes, “the world is split in two.” Longtime readers of Gregerson’s poetry will be fascinated by her departure from the supple tercets in which she has worked for nearly twenty years: Magnetic North is a bold anthology of formal experiments. It is also a heartening act of sustained attention from one of our most mindful American poets.

All recent publications by Linda Gregerson

  • The Selvage: Poems
  • Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic
  • Magnetic North

All publications by Linda Gregerson

Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin, 2007); Waterborne (Houghton Mifflin, 2002; Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry (University of Michigan, 2001); The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (Houghton Mifflin, 1996); The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Fire in the Conservatory (Dragon Gate Press, 1982); Essays in ELH, Criticism, Prose Studies, Milton Studies, The Kenyon Review and numerous anthologies; poems, reviews, review-essays in Poetry, The Atlantic, Partisan Review, Grand Street, Parnassus, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Yale Review, The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Triquarterly.

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