We Have Gone to the Beach

We Have Gone to the Beach

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Cynthia Huntington

Winner of the 1996 Beatrice Hawley Award

“Hers is a poetry of wit, surprise, observation, and exemplary intelligence. . . . Surfeited by a poetry of sensitive recollection, I welcome and admire Cynthia Huntington’s poetry of the intellect laid out in a brawny unpredictable style.”
A Poet’s Sampler

October 1996
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9781882295111

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Cynthia Huntington's newest poetry collection, The Radiant, won the 2001 Levis Prize from Four Way Books and will be published in April of 2003. In addition toWe Have Gone to the Beach, she is the author of The Fish-Wife (University of Hawaii Press, 1986) and a prose memoir, The Salt House (University Press of New England, 1999). Cynthia Huntington has received grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Other awards include: the Robert Frost Prize from the Frost Place in Franconia, NH, the Jane Kenyon Award in Poetry, and the Emily Clark Balch Prize. Director of Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, she has also taught poetry and nonfiction writing in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College, as well as workshops for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Cranbrook Retreat for Writers, the New Hampshire Writers' Project, and the Frost Festival in Franconia, NH.

 
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Additional Praise:

We Have Gone to the Beach is a curious, aggressive and ambitious book. Huntington is that rare thing, a mature poet with something to say, and her talent is full of wry whimsy and verbal flair. But her best talent of all may be the penetrating, sorrowful cast of her cold, cold eye.”
Puerto Del Sol

“Cynthia Huntington’s poems do what the best poems do–they move us profoundly and stir our deepest longing for beauty.”
—Annie Dillard

“Some poets write by the word, some by image or phrase, many by the line; Cynthia Huntington writes poems by the sentence, punctuated by the line, and by a vocabulary of nice distinctions. Hers is a poetry of wit, surprise, observation, and exemplary intelligence. Reading her sentences, the leap from word to word provides a distance like turning the page: What will she think of next? Surfeited by a poetry of sensitive recollection, I welcome and admire Cynthia Huntington’s poetry of the intellect laid out in a brawny unpredictable style.”
—Donald Hall

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