Giving Ground (Paperback)

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By Lynn M. Knapp, Shawn Aveningo Sanders (Designed by), Robert R. Sanders (Cover Design by)
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Giving Ground pulses with traffic and teems with life, leading us through tangled streets, intertwined lives. We find a place of overgrown gardens, alleys in bloom, pheasants in flight, rabbits, stray cats, and Spanish love songs, a place where the ordinary appears in an extraordinary light. With deft narrative strokes, Giving Ground reveals a place and its people, lives balanced on the shifting ground of language and culture. Like the place, Lynn Knapp's poems are wry, real, and poignant.

About the Author:

Lynn M. Knapp is a poet, memoirist, teacher, and musician. She lives in a hundred-year-old house and walks every day in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Pacific Northwest. The grit, grime, and unexpected beauty of the central city inspire her life and her writing. Her poetry has appeared in The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss (2014), Poeming Pigeons and The Lost River Review (2015). Her work also appears online at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington.

What They're Saying:

Accessible and engaging, these poems make us feel as if we are standing on the porch looking out into the small town ...

Kelli Russell Agodon,
Author, Hourglass Museum & The Daily Poet

Knapp displays gentle humor and the heartfelt urge to understand, to cross the border of difference . . .

Linda Andrews,
Author, Escape of the Bird Women

Combining deft portraits of both past and current inhabitants with lyrical nature poems, Knapp reflects the demographic shifts that define American history.

Carolyn Martin
Author, The Way a Woman Knows

Product Details
ISBN: 9780986330490
ISBN-10: 0986330493
Publisher: Poetry Box
Publication Date: March 1st, 2017
Pages: 104
Language: English