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Author Casey, Emily Arnason, 1979- author.

Title Made holy : essays / by Emily Arnason Casey
Published Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2019]
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Contents The cabin -- Ancestry of illness -- Self-portrait -- The blue room -- That kind of blue -- The birds -- Prayer for the woman murdered in my neighborhood -- On the life of objects -- Looking at a photograph of a deer head -- Laughing water -- Alchemy of shadow -- Ultima Thule -- The highway home -- Reverence song -- Prayer for the scavenger world -- Body of memory, phoenix of time -- Beneath a sky of gunmetal gray -- Sorrow is a mother -- Made holy -- Woodland bound
Summary "In her debut collection, Made Holy, Emily Arnason Casey explores loss, longing, and the ever-shifting lens of time. Memory and the art of noticing form the basis of these lyric essays that meditate on family, addiction, motherhood, and home. Shifting nimbly between time and place--from the lakes of her childhood in Minnesota to the landscape of her adult life in Vermont--Casey returns to certain memories as though worrying a stone in search of answers. How does a woman navigate the violence of the world? How does a mother teach her children to love this world? How do the places we inhabit speak to us, shape our language, and offer refuge? Whether reflecting on the family cabin, mourning the loss of a woman murdered in her neighborhood, or delighting in the inquisitive nature of her two young sons, the author's willingness to honestly examine the past and present with contemplative lyricism offers fresh perspective and new understanding. I know this feeling, she writes. We travel along the surface of time and then suddenly the layers give way and we are in another year, another body, another place. In this way, her focus, like the mullein plant she invokes in the final essay, seems to be as 'guardian to the lost'"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Casey, Emily Arnason, 1979-
Casey, Emily Arnason, 1979- -- Family
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0820355984
Other Titles Essays. Selections