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Elizabeth Cox

Elizabeth Cox is the author of novels, short stories, and poetry. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and others. Her short stories have been read on NPR, and one selected for the O'Henry Award Collection. Her fiction won the Robert Penn Warren Award and the Lillian Smith Award. Cox taught at Duke University for seventeen years, and in the Bennington Low Residency Program for ten years. She held the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at UMass-Lowell, and taught at MIT. Most recently, Cox shared the John Cobb Chair of Humanities with her husband C. Michael Curtis at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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I Have Told You and Told You
By author: Elizabeth Cox
Product Code: P468
ISBN: 9780881464474
Product Format: Paperback
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Price:  $18.00
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These poems, written over a period of thirty years, reflect both the experience of growing up and growing old. The poems seek to find a primitive connection to a natural world that is fast disappearing. They look at what is lost and what is still present, though ignored, in twenty-first-century life. The familiar subjects of love, death, disaster, discovery, grief, loss, and joy are explored; but the underlying power that keeps emerging lies in the need to rely on images that try to speak a language that cannot be spoken, of music/rhythm to enter that familiar place of the heart, and of a river, the Tennessee River, that drives the heart of this poet.