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Cathryn Hankla

Born in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, Cathryn Hankla is department chair and professor of English in the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University. She serves as Poetry editor of The Hollins Critic. Hankla has published twelve previous books of fiction and poetry, including FORTUNE TELLER MIRACLE FISH and GREAT BEAR. Learn more about her at cathrynhankla.com.

Books by Cathryn Hankla

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Galaxies: Poems
By author: Cathryn Hankla
Product Code: P545
ISBN: 9780881466164
Product Format: Paperback / softback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $16.00
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As the opening poem “The Labyrinth Galaxy” suggests, this is not a book of astronomy, but a book of seeking and beseeching. Cathryn Hankla’s GALAXIES forms a collective of connected but disparate things. Each galaxy grouping constitutes a gravitational system of concern, finding its own music and approach to what a poem can be. Together the poems create a spiritual pilgrimage, a sequence sending up an alarm for the earth, inviting the reader to walk a path to the heart’s center.