Necklace of Stones: a memoir of poetry and place by Alice LeeNecklace of Stones: a memoir of poetry and place by Alice Lee

Necklace of Stones: a memoir of poetry and place

byAlice Lee

Paperback | May 1, 2015

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Poet and artist Alice Lee retraces her life in Alaska, China, Italy, Washington and elsewhere, reinventing herself and refusing to be defined by her genetic inheritance. While the family illnesses of schizophrenia and ataxia are the stones that weight her shoulders, Lee wears the necklace with grace. She travels, teaches, raises two daughters, creates art, finds love and writes of houses, floods and sex as part of her personal mythology. Hers is a vision of the whole woman with a past, a voice, responsibilities and an open heart.

Poet and painter Alice Lee is the former editor and publisher of Orca Press, the Alaskan letterpress publishing house, for which she received a Pushcart Prize for best of the small presses. She was also editor and publisher of Whistle Lake Press in Washington State. Lee was an Alaskan Poet Laureate finalist and has been awarded artist ...
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Title:Necklace of Stones: a memoir of poetry and placeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.43 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Barranca PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939604206

ISBN - 13:9781939604200

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"Alice Rose Lee has written a memoir that manages to be both spare and lushly evocative. A critically acclaimed poet, she casts a spell by weaving many of her beautifully observed poems into this memoir. She takes us with her on journeys, each in search of love and self. Shadowing Lee's brave (and often racy) explorations is her near-certainty that she has inherited the progressive, incurable, neurological disease that felled her mother and sister. This vivid memoir is an affirmation of life and of the risk we all must take in loving others, even as it is a reckoning with an inevitable loss." - Laurie Gunst, author of the memoir Off-White"Ataxia is a term used to describe a group of neurodegenerative diseases for which there is no cure or effective treatment at this time. In the book, Necklace of Stones, Alice Lee eloquently describes her experience of living with one of the genetic forms of ataxia: spinocerebellar type 3. With courage, humor and honest reflection, Lee uses prose and poetry to tell her story. Beautifully written, this book follows the life of this remarkable woman." - Sue Hagen, National Ataxia Foundation