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ISBN-10: 1933880864
ISBN-13: 9781933880860
Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Publish Date: 04/02/2021
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.90" W, 0.60" H

Pelted by Flowers: Poems

Foreword by: Elizabeth Bradfield

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Overview

Kali Lightfoot’s kindergarten teacher told her parents that Kali had “a well-developed sense of beauty and can skip with both feet.” This proved prophetic for a life that has included a number of careers and passions–Lightfoot has earned a master’s degree in physical education, worked as an executive and a teacher, served as a wilderness ranger, managed educational travel, and provided body-oriented psychotherapy. After gaining her sobriety and coming out as queer, Lightfoot returned to poetry at the age of sixty-five, earning her MFA at age seventy. In a debut collection of poems that favor a narrative style but also experiment successfully with poetic forms, Lightfoot writes in a voice that is by turns wistful, comedic, and grave. After a long career, she has come late and happily to a life in poetry.

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"Lightfoot's debut collection is deeply felt and resonant. Lightfoot turned to poetry after several careers, ranging from psychotherapist to forest ranger, and the poems testify to a long life exceedingly well-lived. All of these past lives are explored with great panache in her poetry, and one finishes reading her with the conviction that she has at last found her truest calling in the making of verse."– "David Wojahn"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1933880864
ISBN-13: 9781933880860
Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Publish Date: 04/02/2021
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.90" W, 0.60" H
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