To read the title sequence from The Lightning Field in Summer 2002

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The Lightning Field
By Carol Moldaw

Winner of the 2002 FIELD Poetry Prize
and a Pushcart Prize

Publisher's Note:
In her third collection, Carol Moldaw explores new territory in poems that are thematically far-reaching and technically superb. The book includes three long sequences based on art and artifact in various stages of completeness: preliminary pen-and-ink studies, Turkish ruins, and, at the center, the site-specific art installation that gives the book its title and impetus. Attracting charged material as a lightning field attracts lightning, the poems reference narrative but move beneath and beyond it through a restless and rewarding insistence on making and remaking, on seeing by degrees and seeing whole.
Comment on The Lightning Field:

“In Carol Moldaw's precise, objective poems, a Parnassian art is reborn. These poems keep a remarkable balance between inner and outer worlds, between dream-life and stern logic. They are works of art.” —Rosanna Warren

paper $14.95
Paperback: 79 pages
Publisher: Oberlin College Press; (April 1, 2003)
ISBN: 0932440940

Carol Moldaw Carol Moldaw lives and teaches in Pojoaque, New Mexico. Her most recent book is Through the Window (La Alameda Press, 2002), which was previously published in 1998 in a bilingual edition, Pencereden/Through the Window, in Istanbul. She won a Pushcart Prize in 2002 for sections of The Lightning Field, and her poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Manoa, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Colorado Review, and Denver Quarterly. She is also the author of two previous collections, Chalkmarks on Stone, and Taken from the River. She has been a contributing editor of The Drunken Boat since Summer 2001.