Tender the Maker. Christina Hutchins.

Tender the Maker

Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2015. Paperback. 68pp. Octavo [22cm]; color photo-illustrated wraps. New. Item #47905
ISBN: 9781607325017

“Christina Hutchins combines a pitch-perfect and precise lyricism with a postmodern sensibility of language’s materiality. . . . If the poetry’s music tethers these poems internally, what holds them together in theme and subject is the thread of the elegiac at both personal and historical levels. 'Who can bear history?' Hutchins asks hauntingly throughout this volume. . . . [It] seems at times a moral imperative (to imagine evil, as Robert Duncan famously urged of Denise Levertov), but at other times in Tender the Maker, it is Life’s unrepeatable, glorious Mystery, on which this beautiful collection so tenderly muses.” —Cynthia Hogue, judge for the 2015 May Swenson Poetry Award.

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