Path Into the Sun

Poems from 1985 to 2006

by Joan Burstyn



Book Details

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Publication Date : 6/29/2009

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781440135668

About the Book

“Joan Burstyn views the stuff of our daily lives with keen observation rendered in thoughtful expression. These lyrical poems remind us that the life cycle and our emotional reactions to everyday occurrences bring to the surface love, memories, regret and thoughts of life’s ending. An inspiring book.” —Ferris Olin, Director, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University “Finally, the public can enjoy Joan Burstyn's poetry as the Woods Hole community has for years!” —Margaret McCormick, Director Woods Hole Public Library In Path Into the Sun, award-winning poet Joan Burstyn shares her beautifully intense collection of lyrical free verse. With an engaging style, Burstyn weaves together her internal musings and images from nature in this her third volume of poetry. Such universal emotions and experiences as forgiveness, grief, loneliness, lessons learned, and the value of friendship are highlighted as Burstyn leads others down a path of personal reflection sure to invigorate, and inspire. An excerpt from Path Into the Sun Wide-eyed, bewildered as a wakened child, a wombat looks up at the humans viewing it. We walk the sanctuary as though we own it, talking loudly like teenagers let out of school, but wombats, emus, and kangaroos are regulars, expansive, calm, like neighbors at a bar, just tolerating us intruders.

About the Author

Award-winning poet Joan Burstyn is the author of two other poetry books, Song Cycle (1976) and Waiting for the Lame Horse (1987). She is also the winner of the 2007 Milton Dorfman poetry prize, and a contributor to the Women's Voices Radio CD that won a 2007 Clarion Award from Women in the Media. A historian of education, she is Professor Emerita at Syracuse University.