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Reconnaissance by Anne Higgins

by Anne Higgins

$14.95 paperback
104 pages, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 978-0692300046
ISBN-10: 069230004X
BISAC: Poetry / Women Authors

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Praise for Reconnaissance

The river flows by like a giants dream,/and if I dipped my hand in, what would come? writes Anne Higgins. Countless moments of wonder like this illuminate Reconnaissance, a collection that is both lovely and fierce. Elegant and precise descriptions of birdlife and gardens mingle with angry confrontations with illness and a tour de force poem about a catastrophic fire in a Catholic elementary school. A poet in full command of her lyric powers, Higgins also offers us jets of language play and splashes of Magritte-inspired surrealism. An eclectic collection of many pleasures and surprises.”
                                            — Lynn Levin, author of Miss Plastique

“Anne Higgins is a first-class observer of the natural world and a poet with poise and grace. In this excellent collection, she charts the habits of birds, imagines the lives of French painters, and reflects vividly on her own childhood. The poems in Reconnaissance embody their title: they are ranging explorations reported to us with intelligence and insight.”
                                             —Ryan Teitman, author of Litany for the City

“To say Anne Higgins is profound is to be embarrassingly reasonable. She comes alive in a sensory world liberated by ideas worthy of our love. Her excitement in living and dying changes all the complex problems turned to vexed questions. Hers is the predicament of a kind of faith otherwise forgotten in our cyber-fracture world. I'm beginning to think people are just born with faith in God (i.e., life, beauty, language, spectacle,) and if this is so, then the luckiest of them can take all that potential and show us what is possible.”
                                            —Grace Cavalieri, presenter for “The Poet and
the Poem from the Library of Congress,” on Vexed Questions

Anne Higgins teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg Maryland. She is a member of the Daughters of Charity. Her poems have appeared in Commonweal, Yankee, Spirituality and Health, The Centrifugal Eye, and a variety of small magazines. Garrison Keillor has read two of her poems on "The Writers Almanac" – on 10/8/01 and 8/8/10. She is the author of six previous collections of poetry.

Read Susan Smith Nash's interview with her: http://elearnqueen.blogspot.it/2014/10/interview-with-anne-higgins-author-of.html

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