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Snake in the Parsonage

LIST PRICE $12.95

Snake in the Parsonage includes the poems for which Jean Janzen received The Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts (selected by a panel of major poets).

Here Janzen shows us life--colored deeply and in irrepressible light. She finds both ecstasy and incompleteness -- while waiting, at the piano and in the halls of the old people's home, lying in the field, shrieking in the cellar, standing at the blackboard. Poems here include:

  • New Country
  • Anna Reiger at the Blackboard
  • Note to Dee
  • Snake in the Parsonage
  • How They Loved
  • Finding the Pearl
  • Story of Leave
  • The Jewish Bridge
  • Cover Me
  • Watermelon Pickles
  • Country Home
  • And more!

For fans of Janzen or poetry in general, reading these will be a rich, rewarding experience.

  • Publisher: Good Books (October 1, 1995)
  • Length: 73 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781561481774