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Many-Storied House (Kentucky Voices Books

  • Autor: George Ella Lyon
  • Editor: The University Press of Kentucky
  • Relaese Date: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 081314261X
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 121 pages
  • File Size: 47MB
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Description Many-Storied House (Kentucky Voices de George Ella Lyon:

Born in the small, eastern Kentucky coal-mining town of Harlan, George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain, a chapbook of poems. She has since published many more books in multiple genres and for readers of all ages, but poetry remains at the heart of her work. Many-Storied House is her fifth collection. While teaching aspiring writers, Lyon asked her students to write a poem based on memories rooted in a house where they had lived. Working on the assignment herself, Lyon began a personal journey, writing many poems for each room. In this intimate book, she strives to answer lingering questions about herself and her family: "Here I stand, at the beginning," she writes in the opening lines of the volume, "with more questions than / answers." Collectively, the poems tell the sixty-eight-year-long story of the house, beginning with its construction by Lyon's grandfather and culminating with the poet's memories of bidding farewell to it after her mother's death. Moving, provocative, and heartfelt, Lyon's poetic excavations evoke more than just stock and stone- they explore the nature of memory and relationships, as well as the innermost architecture of love, family, and community. A poignant memoir in poems, Many-Storied House is a personal and revealing addition to George Ella Lyon's body of work. George Ella Lyon is the award-winning author of more than forty books, including Golden Kite Award winner " Borrowed Children," Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year "Catalpa," Aesop Prize winner ""Which Side Are You On?" The Story of a Song," and Bank Street Best Books selection and ALA notable "All the Water in the World." Her most recent books are "She Let Herself Go: Poems" and the young adult novel "Holding on to Zoe." Her poem "Where I'm From" is featured in the PBS series "The United States of Poetry" and has become a model for teachers around the world. Connect with her online at


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