Shadowprints by Kim ZabelShadowprints by Kim Zabel

Shadowprints

byKim Zabel

Paperback | September 7, 2016

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These poems are intuitive trails to an understanding beyond understanding. Mystery is a bottomless lake of fresh water. We stop for a little while and take a drink. We do not want to leave.
Joy Harjo, poet and musician; ten poetry books including Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings and She Had Some Horses; Guggenheim Fellowship, Josephine Miles Poetry Award, William Carlos Williams Award, and American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts

 

Kim Zabel's vision is spare and clean, looking through North Country eyes. These are ancient yet post-apocalyptic songs from a deep place, sung in a compelling new voice. Shadowprints is a testament, spoken in the mature, confident and prophetic voice of an old soul giving instructions to another about to set foot into the uncharted terrain of the spirit. Cormac McCarthy and Marilynne Robinson and even Jack London come to mind, with a dash of Galway Kinnell.
Ken McCullough, Minnesota poet, eight poetry books including Broken Gates, Academy of American Poets Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

 

 

The poems mediate the relationship between human desire and the natural world with probing intellect and quiet, lyric force.
Julia Goldberg, award-winning journalist and author of Inside Story: Everyone’s Guide to Reporting and Writing Creative Nonfiction, faculty in the Creative Writing and Literature Department of Santa Fe University of Art and Design

 

 

There is serenity within these poems, between earth and sky, between faith and despair. Readers can find sanctuary here.
Linda Back McKay, Minnesota author of The Next Best Thing (poetry) and Out of the Shadows: Stories of Adoption and Reunion (nonfiction)

 

 

 

Kim Zabel's first book of poetry was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

 

Kim Zabel was born in Fargo, North Dakota. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona and from there to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated with a MA from the University of New Mexico. Although she grew up in the Southwest, her extended family resides in Minnesota, and she has always considered it home. She returned to Minnesota in 1996. ...
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Title:ShadowprintsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.17 inPublished:September 7, 2016Publisher:Plain View Press, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632100304

ISBN - 13:9781632100306

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Table of Contents

CONTENTSAcknowledgements4WATERSONG7Forming a Triangle, Unconnected9Obscured by What Could Be11First Person Plural Forms12Once Water, Trees Reflect in Ice13Encroachment at Sea Level, Higher Ground Is No Safer14One Chance: Immutable, Unforgiving, Without15Both Contain Large Amounts of Precipitation16Watersong18SHADOWPRINTS21Subterrain23To Decide What Stays, What Goes24Beloved Obstacle28Desertion29Wild Genesis and Subtle Trickery31Running Down32Underneath What Appears To Be Land33Shadowprints34WHOLELIGHT35Prodigal37Prodigal Conversation, Years Later40Judas Iscariot42Pharisee45Garden of Gethsemane48The Angel, Gabriel, From Heaven Came54Loose-Bound Notebook, Title Page Forgiveness57Wholelight64HOMELAND67Invitation69Forest Greetings70Rapture71Ground Level72Light Travel73Sanctuary74Birthright75Homeland76Special Recognition77About the Author79

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These poems are intuitive trails to an understanding beyond understanding. Mystery is a bottomless lake of fresh water. We stop for a little while and take a drink. We do not want to leave. -Joy Harjo, poet and musician; ten books of poetry including Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings and She Had Some Horses; Guggenheim Fellowship, Josephine Miles Poetry Award, William Carlos Williams Award, and American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Kim Zabel's vision is spare and clean, looking through North Country eyes. These are ancient yet post-apocalyptic songs from a deep place, sung in a compelling new voice. Shadowprints is a testament, spoken in the mature, confident and prophetic voice of an old soul giving instructions to another about to set foot into the uncharted terrain of the spirit. Cormac McCarthy and Marilynne Robinson and even Jack London come to mind, with a dash of Galway Kinnell.-Ken McCullough, Minnesota poet, eight poetry books including Broken Gates, Academy of American Poets Award, National Endowment for the Arts FellowshipThe poems mediate the relationship between human desire and the natural world with probing intellect and quiet, lyric force. -Julia Goldberg, award-winning journalist, author of Inside Story: Everyone's Guide to Reporting and Writing Creative Nonfiction, faculty in the Creative Writing and Literature Department of Santa Fe University of Art and DesignThere is serenity within these poems, between earth and sky, between faith and despair. Readers can find sanctuary here. -Linda Back McKay, Minnesota author of The Next Best Thing (poetry) and Out of the Shadows: Stories of Adoption and Reunion (nonfiction)