How I Got Lost So Close to Home

How I Got Lost So Close to Home

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Amy Dryansky


”Amy Dryansky’s poems open the moment of experience for fresh possibilities of understanding. By this, I mean the impact of her language, her vision, and her quest bring us to the point of moving beyond the poems. We are given more in this book than in most collections because the poet has not held anything back. We find ourselves on the other side of the book–that place any poet and her reader wishes to be.”
—Ray Gonzalez

October 1999
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9781882295227

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Amy Dryansky’s poems appear in a variety of journals including Barrow StreetHarvard ReviewNew England ReviewOrionTin House and The Women’s Review of Books. She also has work in several anthologies, most recently, Nasty Women Poets: An Anthology of Subversive Verse, from Lost Horse Press. She’s received two poetry fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as honors/awards from the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She was also awarded a fellowship from the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mt. Holyoke College to look at the impact of motherhood on the work of women poets. Dryansky works for the Culture, Brain & Development Program at Hampshire College and is Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA.

 
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“Amy Dryansky puts her faith in what Zbigniew Herbert once called the art of ‘uncertain clarity.’ Which is to say, she makes doubt her friend. She uses doubt—instead of being used by it—and gets it to do some wonderfully bright things in the dark. I mean bright as in smart: humor in the face of suffering, compassion without sentimentality, and that ache at the center of life—those are her specialties. These poems have their wits about them at all times, side by side with an honesty enviable for its calm and exactness.”
—David Rivard

How I Got Lost So Close to Home is a joyous collection of poems written by a woman whose best gifts include accuracy and risk. I love the free-fall of this book, its vivid, spirited language, its truths. If poetry is a high wire act, Dryansky awes her audience. And it is in her willingness to try new feats—without a net—that she startles us with her sweep and balance, her poise in the face of the uncertain, and her nerve.”
—Deborah Digges

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