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Heather Tosteson Reich (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Fred Chappell

Abstract: The poems in this book center around the theme of human isolation and the desire for communication. I have used the interactions between men and women as symbols of this universal division. The poems in the first section, Connections, are primarily narrative. They explore ways in which two Individuals become aware of the distances between them, their emotional responses to this distance, and various ineffective ways in which they try to bridge the gulf they have just seen open at their feet. The second section, Domestic Lessons, deals with a more personal experience of human isolation. The third section, Caves, is an imaginative attempt to reach the sources of androgyny within the individual, an attempt to come to terms emotionally and intellectually with the knowledge of the co-existence of male and female sensibility in each of us. The aim of the poems, which could be considered rites of passage, is to revitalize and complete in an individually significant way the fragmented myths of childhood. The last section, Sharing Visions, is concerned with moments of true communion between individuals, and the implications of these accidents of grace which allow us to see life for a second through eyes other than our own.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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