To the Wren

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Pub Date: 08/06/2019

Pages: 650

Trim: 9 x 7

Publisher: Alice James Books

Imprint: Alice James Books

ISBN 13: 9781948579018

ISBN 10: 1948579014

Price: $29.95

Category: POETRY / American / General

To the Wren

By Jane Mead

Price: $29.95



About the Book

This massive collection houses Mead’s life’s work: seven books spanning twenty-seven years. Follow chronologically through decades and become captivated by heartfelt muses on loss, madness, danger, grief, isolation, and self-identity. Her poems explore spaces we often try to ignore and finds a comfortable middleground. Mead candidly and openly weaves together pain and joy until it meshes into glimpses of humanity.

About the Book

Mead’s poetry finds beauty in intense and often painful emotions, inviting the idea there is always light and strength within.


Jane Mead is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently World of Made and Unmade (Alice James, 2016) which was nominated for a National Book Award, as well as a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and the Griffin Prize in Poetry. Her poems appear regularly in journals and anthologies, and she’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and a Lannan Foundation Completion Grant. For many years Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University, she manages her family’s ranch in northern California. She has taught as a visiting writer at Washington University, Colby College and most recently, The University of Iowa.