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1984
6 X 9 inches, 78 pages


ISBN 0920806457
Softcover
$9.95

Auras, Tendrils

Ann Fox Chandonnet

Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 9

TOGETHER WITH THE TOUR DE FORCE LONGPOEM, In Velvet, this fine collection of poems by Ann Fox Chandonnet offers what Arthur Koestler called 'the discovery of hidden analogies.'


Under the salty, weathered surface
the wood is soft, shines—
viscera.
My curved knife sinks in sweetly.

When I am not sure
how deep to cut—above the chin,
under the brow ridge—
my fingers automatically
measure my own face,
my damp brow.

Thus the wolf
and the bad shaman
come to look familiar,
like brothers—
as they should.


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Ann Fox Chandonnet

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Formerly of Chugiak, Alaska, Ann Fox Chandonnet resides and works in Anchorage. Her work has appeared in numerous journals in Italy, Canada and the United States. In 1981 she guest-edited the Alaskan Art and Writing issue of Northward Journal, published by Penumbra Press.



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