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Into the Heartland Paperback – 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Finishing Line Press (2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1599247674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599247670
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,939,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Karen L. George on June 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
"Karen George turns memory over on its back and explores the intricate landscape of childhood, of emotional vulnerability and the beauty and awe of nature. She dissects the journey from one phase of life to the next, the act of seeking and yearning. In these poems she captures the intricacies of transformation and takes us Into the Heartland, at once familiar and sometimes unexpected territory." -Crystal Wilkinson, author of Water Street

"Karen George's Into the Heartland gently tugs us off the porch and into the country. Her heartland is lush and contained by a keen silence, an observant inner voice that is at once calm, contemplative, and hungry for so much more. Reading her work has been like setting off downriver alone in a canoe, how the vessel glides, how the river both makes way and pulls, how the reader feels both the gentleness of the poet's good heart and the vigor of life's rugged adventure and uncompromising inevitability." -Philip Deaver

"A constantly enchanted world swirls inside Karen George's poems. This world exists in her new book, Into the Heartland, because of a kaleidoscope of story: George's narrative, story-rich poems are steeped deeply in family, rural life, work, and especially the natural world. Her poems - yes, enchanted - embrace mystery. They always fill my mind with great pleasure." -Jeff Hillard
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Format: Paperback
I hear ferns uncoil
as I follow you
into the heart of the forest:
fallen trunks at every turn,
air cool and dense,
silence keener.

These few lines from the book's title poem give us both a representative sample and an apt image for the whole collection. Poet Karen George leads us deep into the woods, deep into her childhood backyard, deep into the snowy cemetery . . . Like a photographer who works in black and white, the poet captures the sensory details of place and the layers of family and love relationships in sparse but compelling language. "Into the Heartland" is a rich harvest of words.
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"When the canoe slid
off the bank,
all she held tight inside
gave way."
This is how Karen George begins her poem, "Indian Summer" and this is how you feel when you slide into the language of Ms. George. You will give way. And, if you're like me, you'll hear the sound of your own contented sigh as you recognize how well this poet understands your heart. Into the Heartland connects, simply and eloquently.
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