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Blood Garden: An Elegy for Raymond, Poems by Pam Bernard
Blood Garden: An Elegy for Raymond by Pam Bernard is a powerful narrative sequence about a young man's experience in World War I.
"Remarkably, in Blood Garden: An Elegy for Raymond, Pam Bernard is able to deliver us to the Western Front, and more specifically, to the horrors of trench warfare, and tell the story of a seventeen year old New England farm boy who fought there in the Great War. She accomplishes this by staying true to a reliable narrator’s steady voice, and by building these lean poems around surprising and deeply human insights into the war that changed human consciousness." —Bruce Weigl
Pam Bernard, poet, painter, editor, and adjunct professor, received an MFA in Creative Writing from the Graduate Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and AB from Harvard University in History of Art. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships in Poetry, the Grolier Prize in Poetry, and a MacDowell Fellowship. She has published two previous collections of poems, My Own Hundred Doors (Bright Hill Press) and Across the Dark (Main Street Rag Press). Ms. Bernard lives in Walpole, New Hampshire, and teaches creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester and River Valley Community College.
ISBN 978-1934999912, 98 pages, $18.00