A.V. Christie, The Wonders

Christie_The Wonders_ web coverThe Wonders by A.V. Christie. Number 2.06 in the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series.

Cover image (K 207) courtesy of the Gertrude Bell archive, Newcastle University.

Release date: July 1, 2014 [125 copies]
22 pages
$9.00

A.V. Christie is the author of Nine Skies, which won the National Poetry Series, and The Housing, winner of the McGovern Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Commonweal, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse  and  Ploughshares, among other journals. Christie has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Maryland and Pennsylvania State Arts Council and has been visiting writer at Villanova and LaSalle Universities, at Bryn Mawr and Goucher Colleges, and Penn State Abington and at the University of Maryland. She teaches private workshops and is Associate Director at the Chester County Art Association.

The gardens recede, the dampened roots–
swift falcon past pear and olive,
past gates
the processional roads
and grandest phases.
Something exists to the north,
prosaic and with difficulty.
The grapes buttressed
hidden somewhere
in the plans of Babylon.
A garden of two springs
for the shedding of blossom.

Unlikely, and the downward
force of all those roots.

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Purchase The Wonders here.

Visit A.V. Christie’s website here.

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