The Infinite Field (Paperback)

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An "Elegiac and Jubilant" Collection of Poetry by Alice Templeton

Writing from her "share of solitude," Alice Templeton calls up beloved places and people from the infinite field of memory: the Memphis suburbs of her childhood, the family farm in middle Tennessee that was a touchstone for her adolescent and adult life, and the relatives with whom she shared those places. Templeton's language conjures "the hour creatures draw close," and within the bounds of these singular poems, time is arrested. The decline of her parents and the destruction of the family home by fire compel her to reinspect the past and fully claim her present life in California. Taken together, these poems tell a loving liberation story as the poet moves on from a way of life spent close to the land.

About the Author

Alice Templeton's poems have appeared in Asheville Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Calyx, North American Review, Poetry, and other publications. Her work was a finalist for the 2020 Neruda Prize from Nimrod, and her chapbook Archaeology won the 2008 New Women's Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press. She is also the author of a critical book on Adrienne Rich's poetics and scholarly articles on contemporary poetics, cultural criticism, and literary theory. Originally from Tennessee, Templeton has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781939639424
ISBN-10: 1939639425
Publisher: Sixteen Rivers Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 112
Language: English