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Built around an epistolary sequence, “The Weather Ghost Letters,” this collection presents images—animals, the elements, landscapes—as vehicles for exploring exile. “A road drifts all over our country,” Ginsburg writes, and the speakers of these poems drift, too—spiritually and physically. We experience this unmoored journey through tight, lyrical pieces that use simple, often coy language.
About the Author
MELISSA GINSBURG is the author of Arbor, a chapbook published by New Michigan Press. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Jubilat, Forklift Ohio, Pleiades, and other magazines. She teaches creative writing at the University of Mississippi and edits the literary magazine Yalobusha Review.