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Back to the Light

Poems

In George Ella Lyon's new collection of poems, Back to the Light, the poet traces the course of a woman's life from girlhood, with its breakages and consequent denials of voice and story, to recovery of those powers and mature feminine wisdom. The purpose of the book is described within the pages between the title and the introductory poem: a young girl's need for the speaker's reassurance. In turn, the collection serves as a map to guide her—and us.

Faced with the story of this female character and the denial of that same story by the world around her, the speaker turns to the Great Mother—rather than the personal mother—to reach new depths normally left in the shadows, beneath the surface. In doing so, the speaker reaches beyond the personal to the transpersonal. It is this transition that begins the healing process and helps the audience—and the young girl—situate the single story within the larger human story while forcefully reminding us that we are not alone as we make our way through the difficult passages of life.

Accessible yet bracing, George Ella Lyon's Back to the Light stands to serve as yet another example of the Kentucky poet's ability to speak to her readers at the intersection of that which is both innately personal and politically powerful. This collection will be another excellent addition to the Press' poetry list.

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Other Titles by George Ella Lyon

Which Side Are You On?

George Ella Lyon
Nov 2021 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

Driving with the Dead

Jane Hicks, foreword by George Ella Lyon
Sep 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Talking Appalachian

edited by Amy D. Clark, Nancy M. Hayward, with contributions by Michael Ellis, Kirk Hazen, Jaime Wagner Flesher, Anita Puckett, Jeffrey Reaser, Walt Wolfram, George Ella Lyon, Silas House, Lee Smith, Jane Hicks, Rita Quillen, Crystal Wi...
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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Aidan Chafe
Mar 2021 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$19.99 USD - Paperback / softback

From the Annals of Kraków

Piotr Florczyk
Jun 2020 - Lynx House Press
$17.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Odes and Elegies

Friedrich Hölderlin
Nov 2019 - Wesleyan University Press
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback