River House

River House
River House

River House

“Heartbreaking and robust.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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These are poems of absence. Written after the loss of her mother, River House follows Sally Keith as she makes her way through the depths of grief, navigating a world newly transfigured. Incorporating her travels abroad, her experience studying the neutral mask technique developed by Jacques Lecoq, and her return to the river house she and her mother often visited, the poet assembles a guide to survival in the face of seemingly insurmountable pain. Even in the dark, Keith finds the ways we can be “filled with this unexpected feeling of living.”

River House is a profound new collection from one of the most prominent young poets at work today, addressing death, art, travel, and beauty—finding, in mourning, what it means to survive.

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5.5 × 8.5 × 0.3 in
4.2 oz
Sally Keith

Sally Keith is the author of four collections of poems, most recently River House. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, she is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and is currently a member of the MFA Faculty at George Mason University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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