Proofreading the Histories

Proofreading the Histories

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Nora Mitchell


”’Facts are good for you,’ Nora Mitchell writes in Proofreading the Histories, ‘like spinach or vitamins,’ and in a wide-ranging collection of poems—from lyric, to chant, to elegy, to song—she surprises and sometimes stuns the reader with the force of her lines and her vision. Her subjects range from Virginia Woolf writing during the Second War, to old dyke bars, to meditative poems about her mother, who died when the poet was very young."
—Ron Schreiber

September 1996
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Nora Mitchell was born in Philadelphia in 1956 and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. She teaches in and directs the MFA in Writing Program at Goddard College. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth College and her M.A. as well as her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. Nora is the author of Your Skin Is A Country and Proofreading the Histories, both published by Alice James Books. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Calyx, Cedar Rock, Dark Horse and Sojourner. Her work has also been anthologized in I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You and Witness and Wait: Thirteen Poets from New England.

 
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“This book is filled with a yearning to put the pieces back together after the initial shock of pain, whether it’s a mother’s death, alcoholism, or a lover’s abuse.”
Hurricane Alice

“Nora Mitchell’s poems swing the soul in a sensory vortex whose syllables are berries on a forest floor of artifact and rubble yet whose vines draw struggle and image from a water purified by memory and the sheer ethics of sensation in relentless bombardment.”
—Olga Broumas

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