31 May 2012

Poetry and Place from Orion

The lovely Orion Magazine has published some recent poems centered on "place."

Whether Michael Hettich's The Garden, Eva Hooker's Prairie, Under Full Moon, or Tallahatchie by Susan B. A. Somers-Willett; you are bound to find beauty and depth in these lyric creations.

Discover a longer list of poetics from Orion, here.

11 May 2012

Books with a Strong Sense of Place

Alison Flood of the Guardian's Book Blog recently posted a note briefly examining a few books with strong sense of place. Her vote was for Annie Proulx's The Shipping News which explores the coast of Newfoundland. My vote would have to rest with the book I'm currently reading, Coming Into the Country, by John McPhee, which describes the breadth of and majesty of Alaska in the 1970s.