The Many Beds of Martha Washington (Hardcover)
"There is so much unpredictability and surprise in Nance Van Winckel's poems that they seem to hover, sometimes tremble, slightly ahead of the reader and writer, yet all the while rewarding anyone who cares to follow."--Li-Young Lee, author of Behind My Eyes: Poems
Van Winckel's poems hover at the intersections of folktale and history, of past life regressions and future life visions, in a voice that is intimate, eerie, wry, and always strangely like a voice that has been going on in our heads without our noticing. The chill and pleasure it renders is a little like what one feels upon first reading Proust.
About the Author
Nance Van Winckel is author of nine collections of poetry, including Our Foreigner, Pacific Walkers, and Book of No Ledge. Also the author of five books of fiction, she lives in Spokane, Washington, and teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowships, the Washington State Book Award, the Paterson Fiction Prize, the Poetry Society of America's Gordon Barber Poetry Award, and three Pushcart Prizes.