The Art Of Nesting
by Sandra Lynn Hutchison
‘Sandra Hutchison’s poems are full of lyric intensity, subtle grace, clarity, and layers.’ Michael Fitzgerald
Praise for The Art of Nesting
‘ . . . a very gifted writer . . . stunning.’
‘It is said that a poet would never have to leave her garden to write a lifetime of verse. Sandra Hutchison examines her life in gardens, noticing every petal and leaf, every bird call – with such care and tenderness . . . that one must listen.’
‘a sensibility attuned to nature and even more aware of nature’s inextricable relationship to the human spirit . . . a poetic voice that has been superbly refined by time and dedication to art. These poems must have been percolating for a long time.’
‘Sandra Hutchison’s poems are full of lyric intensity, subtle grace, clarity, and layers.’
This collection includes Celestial Navigations. Set in Castine, Maine, this sequence of poems draws on the Tablet of the Holy Mariner, a mystical work by Bahá’u’lláh, in its meditations on an ‘unravelling age’.
Sandra Hutchison has received a number of literary awards and prizes, among them an Emily Dickinson Poetry Prize from Universities West Press. Her poetry, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the Oxford anthology of stories about China, Chinese Ink, Western Pen (Oxford University Press, 2000). She is the author ofChinese Brushstrokes (Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1996), a book of stories about life in China in the prelude to and aftermath of the Tiananmen incident. She lives with her husband, her daughter, and their six cats in Orono, a village in Maine, where she teaches English Literature and Creative Writing and serves as the poetry editor for Puckerbrush Review, a Maine literary journal. The Art of Nesting is her first published collection of poems.
216 x 138 mm ( 8.5 x 5.5 ins)