An Ecology Of Elsewhere by Sandra MeekAn Ecology Of Elsewhere by Sandra Meek

An Ecology Of Elsewhere

bySandra Meek

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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Following her mother's death, nearly twenty years after her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Sandra Meek began traveling extensively through Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. During this same period, she and her sister also traveled the American Southwest with their declining father, confronting and healing  from a difficult family history before his death. Whether describing a Namibian baby seal hunt, 1500-year-old Welwitschia plants living off of fog in a desert studded with landmines, or the sandstone “temples” of Zion National Park, Meek’s poems attend to the endangered as well as the enduring, braiding personal narrative with those of the natural world from which they arise. At once nomadic and deeply rooted to place, An Ecology of Elsewhere interweaves a difficult past (personal and terrestrial) with an uncertain future.

About The Author

Sandra Meek is the author of four books of poems and the editor of an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad. She is the recipient of the 2015 Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Meek is cofounding Editor of Ninebark Press, Poetry Editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor o...

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Title:An Ecology Of ElsewhereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0892554738

ISBN - 13:9780892554737

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