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Firekeeper: Selected Poems Paperback – September 12, 2005
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"Someone said my real name to me
last night...And I rose easily to my name
as if over the rim of earth at dawn..."
-- from "The Power of Sun", Pattiann Rogers ("Firekeeper" 1994)
Also among the missing in the "expanded", 2005 edition from the "Old Spiral of Conception" poems, themselves new to the 1994 "Firekeeper", are "The Need to Adore", "God Alone", and "Another Little God".
It would seem the gatherings of Pattiann Rogers' previous works in one volume run:
1. Firekeeper - Selected [and New] Poems (1994)
2. Song of the World Becoming - Poems New and Collected (2001)
3. Firekeeper "Revised and Expanded" (2005 -- adds poems selected from books published after original "Firekeeper", while omitting some earlier ones from that prior selection)
Firekeeper II is a fine survey of her wider compass over time; Firekeeper I/Song of the World Becoming is required for a full reading of the "Old Spiral of Conception" poems. Also of note: in "The Dream of the Marsh Wren: Writing As Reciprocal Creation", Rogers offers insight into her creative process.