Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Any Opinions Welcome
Ok, I've just been reading through the manuscript and pulling out phrases, ideas, etc. for the title, and I'm looking for reactions to the list. The book contains poems about the dead post-burial, poems about being alive in a mortal body, a brief section of more autobiographical poems that deal with the loss of something: trust/faith/etc. within the family, and poems that recognize we are all wounded in some way. Many of the poems are informed by my Midwestern roots, which result in silence surrounding these topics and a serious fascination with all things weather-related.
Here's the list:
Glacial Elegies (the current title)
Why the Wind
A World Made of Such Weather as This
What We Learn to Bury
Please leave a comment if you have any opinion at all about these titles or alternate suggestions.