The Unfastening: Poems by Wesley Mcnair at the Portland Public Library @ 6:30pm

In this, Wesley McNair's tenth collection of poetry, readers will find not only the work of a mature poet, but a particular and personal vision of life. Combining sorrow, humor, and joy, the volume asks the difficult question: when faced with conflict and struggle, how do you fasten yourself back down again? Beginning with poems of grief and loss, the book moves to the losses of others: a Japanese war bride whose husband's death leaves her with two young children far from home; a survivalist who talks to deer after his wife of 40 years has moved out on him; an old and failed painter who ropes himself to his windswept roof to view the beauty of coastal islands. The pursuit of beauty, the blessings of nature, the love of a mate, and connections we make with others in the course of everyday life, these are the reigning consolations in the midst of unfastening.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
The Unfastening: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781567925999
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - July 27th, 2017