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Silence Fell

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ISBN-10: 0547085729

ISBN-13: 9780547085722

Edition: 2007

Authors: Josephine Dickinson, Galway Kinnell

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Silence Fell marks the American debut of an extraordinary poet from the remote north of England. The poems are set on a sheep farm in the northern mountains and tell the story -- in the form of a modern shepherd'39;s calendar -- of Josephine Dickinson'39;s marriage to a Cumbrian sheep farmer, a man more than twice her age, and their life together, until his death in 2004. During a reading tour in England, Galway Kinnell was introduced to Josephine Dickinson'39;s work. Her poems made such an impression on him that he passed the books on to his publisher and wrote a foreword for her American debut.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

JOSEPHINE DICKINSON, author of Scarberry Hill and The Voice, was born in South London in 1957. She studied classics at Oxford and taught music for many years. She has lived in Alston, a small Cumbrian town high in the Pennines, for more than a decade. The summer 2005 issue of the British literary magazine Staple praised the best Alt Generation of British poets (a response to the Guardian s Next Gen contest), and Dickinson was the first choice listed by both judges.

Galway Kinnell was born on February 1, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1948 and a M.A. from the University of Rochester in 1949. He taught writing at many schools around the world, including universities in France, Australia, and Iran, and served as director of the creative writing programs at New York University. He wrote several collections of poetry including Body Rags, The Book of Nightmares, Walking down the Stairs, When One Has Lived a Long Time, Imperfect Thirst, and Mortal Acts, Mortal Words. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a National Book Award for Selected Poems in 1983. He also…