Near Solstice

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Pub Date: 05/19/2015

Pages: 88

Publisher: Holy Cow! Press

Imprint: Holy Cow! Press

ISBN 13: 9780985981891

ISBN 10: 098598189X

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / General

Near Solstice

By Madelon Sprengnether

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About the Book

"Madelon Sprengnether's short prose poems surprise us with their quick turns and telegraphic insights, their physical bearing—what she calls "bodyworlds"—and spiritual poise. Near Solstice is a book of urgencies."—Edward Hirsch

This new collection is grounded in the body and sensual awareness as the means by which we experience the world. In a series of interlinked prose poems, Sprengnether meditates on the death of parents, family members, and friends, with the passing of seasons, sexuality, the consolations of landscape, and (always) the significance of light.

Madelon Sprengnether is Regents Professor of English at the University of Minnesota where she teaches in the MFA program.

About the Book

A new collection of interlinked prose poems, grounded in the body and sensual awareness--"bodyworlds" poems that are physical, intensely spiritual.


Madelon Sprengnether is Regents Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches in the MFA Program. She is the author of two memoirs, Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreams, and Crying at the Movies; two collections of poetry, The Normal Heart, and The Angel of Duluth; a co-edited collection of women’s travel writing, The House on Via Gombito; and numerous other works of feminist literary and psychoanalytic scholarship. The Normal Heart was a Minnesota Voices winner, and Crying at the Movies was a Minnesota Book Award finalist. In addition, she has received awards from the Bush Foundation, The Loft, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her memoir Great River Road: Memoir and Memory is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. For more information see her website: