In Advance of All Parting

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Pub Date: 09/01/2009

Pages: 96

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781935210092

ISBN 10: 1935210092

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / General

In Advance of All Parting

By Ansie Baird

Price: $16.00



About the Book

“Baird’s remarkable first collection is besieged by angels, messengers bearing often bitter, sometimes comic, always complicated home (and broken-home) truths. Hers is a well-stocked world inflected by elegiac understanding and a brisk, unflinching willingness to encounter the hard facts of a life marked by sadness, loss and disappointment.”—Eamon Grennan

“A tough, unsentimental examination of marital grief. Musically elegant and inventive, understated and passionate, Baird has created a richly drawn world in which this elemental drama plays out, and the result is vivid, startling poems in which pain has left its indelible tracks.”—Chase Twichell

Ansie Baird lives in Buffalo, New York.

About the Book

Flashes and facets of a life seen through the prism of older age, clear-sighted and sardonic.


Ansie Baird holds degrees from Vassar College and SUNY Amherst where she received her MA in English and won first prize in the University's Academy of American Poets contest. She is Poet in Residence and a part-time English teacher at The Buffalo Seminary, a non-sectarian secondary school in Buffalo, where she has taught for the past thirty-one years.