Hold Like Owls
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of South Carolina Press
Series: South Carolina Poetry Book Prize
Title Page, Copyright
The role of the poet is not just to tell but to imagine—then illumine. The role of the poet is not just to bear witness—never to preach—but make us see, remember, recall, reach, open up both doors of the universe. The title, and first image, owls, this ancient holy bird of the world, this great symbol of knowledge and of warning, holds sway throughout this...
I would like to thank Scott Gould and Fred Dings, my M.F.A. workshops at the University of South Carolina, and the Prague Summer Program. Special thanks are owed to Susan Brownlee, Robin Caine, Amy Wilson-Stayton, Julia Callander, Adriana Ru valcaba, Robin Phillips, Anne Fishwick, Lindsay Dukes, Darien Cavanaugh...