This Sweet Haphazard
Gillian Wegener, Sixteen Rivers Press, Softcover $16 (96pp), 978-1-939639-13-4
In her consistent ability to write a perfect line of poetry—and the river rose thirty-three feet above the highway and took what it wanted, and it wanted nearly everything, and left just the sidewalks—gillian Wegener upsets the idea we’re all in this together. Since the turn of the century, she has won the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize (twice), the Zocalo Public Square Prize for Poetry of Place, and other awards. A junior-high teacher, she has served as the poet laureate for Modesto, and published two other books.
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