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GennaRose Nethercott, with Jeremy Radin, presents and signs The Lumberjacks Dove

GennaRose Nethercott, with Jeremy Radin Wednesday February 6th at 7pm

A boldly original and visceral debut collection from the winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Louise Gluck

In the ingenious and vividly imagined narrative poem The Lumberjack's Dove, GennaRose Nethercott describes a lumberjack who cuts his hand off with an axe--however, instead of merely being severed, the hand shapeshifts into a dove. Far from representing just an event of pain and loss in the body, this incident spirals outward to explore countless facets of being human, prompting profound reflections on sacrifice and longing, time and memory, and--finally--considering the act of storytelling itself. The lumberjack, his hand, and the axe that separated the two all become participants in the story, with unique perspectives to share and lessons to impart. "I taught your fathers how to love," Axe says to the acorns and leaves around her. "I mean to be felled, sliced to lumber, & reassembled into a new body."

Inflected with the uncanny enchantment of modern folklore and animated by the sly shifting of points-of-view, The Lumberjack's Dove is wise, richly textured poetry from a boundlessly creative new voice. (Ecco Press)

GennaRose will be in conversation with local Poet and Actor, Jeremy Radin.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Lumberjack's Dove: A Poem Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062853677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018

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