How to Fly

(in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Barbara Kingsolver
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A beautifully produced gift-edition of Barbara Kingsolver's luminous poetry - to appeal to her loyal fans and fiction readers more generally.

This edition gathers together Barbara Kingsolver's vibrant and various poems, revealing an intimate side to her creative practice as yet unseen. Almost resembling a Collected or Selected Poems, the book is divided into thematically linked sections: a series of 'How to' poems that smartly balance tongue-in-cheek guides with revelatory wisdom; a complicated family pilgrimage to Italy; cherished childhood memories; the perils and pleasures of being a [female] writer; elegies to lost loved ones; and elegies to the planet.

Sharing the natural fluidity and compassionate humanity of her prose, How to Fly will both delight Kingsolver's devoted readership and welcome a host of new readers to her luminous poetry.

Author bio:

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership. In 2010 she won the Orange Prize for The Lacuna and her 2012 novel Flight Behaviour was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571359905
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Poetry
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 120
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Poetry