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The Way of the Earth: Poems
by Matthew Shenoda
Northwestern University Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-8101-4567-2 | Paper: 978-0-8101-4566-5
Library of Congress Classification PS3619.H4538W39 2023
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A lyrical collection examines the quotidian beauty that surrounds us despite deep loss and climate crisis

The Way of the Earth is the fourth collection from award-winning poet Matthew Shenoda. In this, his most personal collection to date, he explores the temporal and fleeting nature of human life and the earth we inhabit. Through ruminations on the intersections of culture and ecology, the death of loved ones, and the growing inequities in our midst, Shenoda explores what it means to be a person both grounded to the earth and with a yearning beyond it. Memories of landscapes and histories echo throughout the sensations of the present: the sight of egrets wading in the marshes, the smell of the ocean, a child’s hand nestled in a warm palm. “Time never goes back,” Shenoda writes, “but the imagination must.”

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