The vigil : a poem in four voices
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Published
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1993.
Format
Book
ISBN
0807118672, 9780807118672, 0807118680, 9780807118689
Physical Desc
116 pages ; 24 cm
Status
Pawtucket - Adult Non-Fiction
PS 3557 I1916 V54 1993
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Published
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1993.
Language
English
ISBN
0807118672, 9780807118672, 0807118680, 9780807118689

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Margaret Gibson is a writer who extends the scope of poetry beyond its accustomed boundaries. Her previous work has ranged from lyric celebrations of the natural world to poems that speak out against political injustice and violence. She can turn from a creative reimagining of the life of the photographer and revolutionary Tina Modotti in Mexico to write sensuous meditations influenced by Buddhist and Christian thought. In her newest book, The Vigil, Gibson adroitly interweaves the voices of four women, mothers and daughters of three generations, who, during the course of a single day, reveal the depths of the legacy of alcoholism in their family.
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"There's nothing wrong here: don't tell anyone"--That has been the guiding principle of these women's lives, enmeshed in patterns of silence and denial, secrecy and lies. But on this one day of startling revelations, the full extent of the family's secrets, kept still in the sweep of years, begins to emerge. As the history of loss and regret unfolds, the women begin to sense those things within them, yet to be spoken, that have passed down from mother to daughter. In the end, we see the four women poised, however precariously, on the thresholds of trust, candor, forgiveness, and love.
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In The Vigil, the lyric and meditative qualities that readers have long since come to expect from the work of Margaret Gibson combine with an unexpected dramatic and narrative unity. The result is a work that is daring and accomplished, a remarkable tour de force of imagination and technical skill, a ringing affirmation of Philip Booth's earlier assessment that Gibson is "a poet profoundly empowered."
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gibson, M. (1993). The vigil: a poem in four voices . Louisiana State University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gibson, Margaret, 1944-. 1993. The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices. Louisiana State University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gibson, Margaret, 1944-. The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices Louisiana State University Press, 1993.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gibson, Margaret. The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices Louisiana State University Press, 1993.

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