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Blaze

PEGGY SHUMAKER

Publication Year: 2005

Blaze is a book of paintings and poems by Peggy Shumaker.

Published by: Red Hen Press

Title Page,Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 1-6

Table of Contents

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pp. 7-10

Graces

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p. 12-12

The Trees Won't Notice

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p. 13-13

A Sapling for Heather

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p. 14-14

Blazes

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p. 15-15

Couple

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p. 16-16

Couple

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p. 17-17

Untitled #6

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p. 18-18

Strong Stars

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p. 19-19

Bright Birches in Winter

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p. 20-20

An Intimacy

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p. 21-21

Melt

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p. 22-22

Melt

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p. 23-23

Birch Portrait #19

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p. 24-24

First Winter: Joy

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p. 25-25

Birch Bark, St. Matthews

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p. 26-26

Birch Bark, St. Matthews

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p. 27-27

Birch Portrait #30

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p. 28-28

Six Days of Rain

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p. 29-29

Birch Portrait, Homer

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p. 30-30

Clitoris

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p. 31-31

Birch Portrait #33

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p. 32-32

Three Notes from a Wooden Flute

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p. 33-33

Bright Birch, Deep Winter

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p. 34-34

Still

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p. 35-35

Untitled #4

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p. 36-36

Matisse's Antoinette

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p. 37-37

Bright Birch

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p. 38-38

Rime

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p. 39-39

Little Gidding

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p. 40-40

Elegy for Getz

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p. 41-41

Spring Green

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p. 42-42

The Day the Leaves Came

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p. 43-43

Birch Portrait #29

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p. 44-44

Exit Glacier

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p. 45-45

Birch Portrait #35

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p. 46-46

Walker Lake

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p. 47-47

Summer Birch

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p. 48-48

Grace

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p. 49-49

Birch Portrait #32

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p. 50-50

Chatanika

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p. 51-51

Chena Birch

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p. 52-52

Cliffside Could Collapse at Any Time

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p. 53-53

Bright Birch #2

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p. 54-54

Glacier, Calving

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p. 55-55

Birch Portrait #31

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p. 56-56

Just This Once

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p. 57-57

First Snow, September

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p. 58-58

Before Leaves Fall, Snow

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p. 59-59

Northern September

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p. 60-60

Early Fall

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p. 61-61

September Light

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p. 62-62

Too Soon After Rain

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p. 63-63

Birch Portrait #64

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p. 64-64

Kus-sun-ar

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p. 65-65

Triple Birch Portrait

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p. 66-66

Parallel Universes

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p. 67-67

Burnt Norton

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p. 68-68

Once You Name It

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p. 69-69

Birch Portrait #22

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p. 70-70

Braided River

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p. 71-71

Birch Portrait #62

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p. 72-72

The Told Secret

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p. 73-73

Birch Portrait #20

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p. 74-74

Swans, Where We Don't Expect Them

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p. 75-75

Birch Portrait #61

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p. 76-76

Waking to Rain

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p. 77-77

Seasons of Praise: Spring

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p. 78-78

Seasons of Praise: Summer

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p. 78-78

Seasons of Praise: Autumn

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p. 79-79

Seasons of Praise: Winter

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p. 79-79

Bright Birch #3

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p. 80-80

After Long Drought

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p. 81-81

Bold Birch

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p. 82-82

Absense of Ocean

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p. 83-83

Chimera

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p. 84-84

Refuge

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p. 85-85

Little Birch Portrait

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p. 86-86

Pomegranates

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p. 87-87

Birch Portrait #18

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p. 88-88

God Gestures

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p. 89-89

Snow Up on Birches

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p. 90-90

October, Snow

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p. 91-91

Harriman Birches

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p. 92-92

Short History of One Hour's Desire

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p. 93-93

Bright Birch #1

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p. 94-94

How They Are With Each Other

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p. 95-95

Woods at Cremer's

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p. 96-96

What to Count On

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p. 97-97

Birch Portrait #50

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p. 98-98

Haul Road

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p. 99-99

Birch Portrait #15

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p. 100-100

Each Rise, Each Hollow

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p. 101-101

Fall Fever

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p. 102-102

What Will Remain

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p. 103-103

Bright Birch #4

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p. 104-104

Young Boy Dancing at Playa Los Muertos

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p. 105-105

Birch Portrait #41

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p. 106-106

A Crack in the Balanced Ship

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p. 107-107

Birch Portrait #10

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p. 108-108

Censored

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p. 109-109

Birch Portrait #25

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p. 110-110

Maybe

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p. 111-111

Birch Portrait #45

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pp. 112-2

Spawn

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p. 113-113

Chase's Woods

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p. 114-114

Chena Night

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p. 115-115

Anniversary

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p. 116-116

Anniversary

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p. 117-117

Birch Portrait #14

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p. 118-118

The Run of Silvers

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p. 119-119

New Fires

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p. 120-120

Again, Again

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p. 121-121

Birch Portrait #17

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pp. 122-123

Birch Portrait #21

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pp. 124-125

Birch Portrait #28

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pp. 126-127

Birch Portrait #47

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pp. 128-129

Tanana Birch Portrait

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pp. 130-131

Blue Bark Peels

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pp. 132-133

Seasons of Praise: Spring

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p. 134-134

Spring

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p. 135-135

Seasons of Praise: Summer

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p. 136-136

Summer

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p. 137-137

Seasons of Praise: Autumn

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p. 138-138

Autumn

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p. 139-139

Seasons of Praise: Winter

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p. 140-140

Winter

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p. 141-141

Close Set Birches

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p. 142-142

Wide Icy River

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p. 143-143

Birch Portrait #34

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pp. 144-145

East Coker

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p. 146-146

Blaze

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p. 147-147

Birch Portrait #1

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p. 148-148

The Longest Night of the Year

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pp. 149-150

Appendix 1. Blaze Art by Kesler Woodward

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pp. 151-153

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Acknowledgments, Art

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p. 154-154

I extend my grateful thanks to the many individuals and institutions who have supported me by acquiring the paintings reproduced in this volume. I have respected the privacy of the individuals and have noted only the institutions in the list of works depicted. ...

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Acknowledgments, Poetry

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pp. 155-156

Grateful thanks to the editors of the publications where these poems first appeared, sometimes in earlier versions: ...

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About the Author

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pp. 157-158

Peggy Shumaker was born in La Mesa, California, and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She earned her BA and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. For many years she was writer in residence for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, working with school children, prison inmates, honors students, ...

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About the Artist

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pp. 159-160

Kesler Woodward was born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1951. He and his wife Missy live in LaConner, Washington, where they are partners in Braarud/Woodward Fine Art. They were Alaska residents from 1977 through 2004. ...


E-ISBN-13: 9781597096942
Print-ISBN-13: 9781597090537

Page Count: 160
Publication Year: 2005

Edition: First

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