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  HER FAMILIARS is Jane Satterfield's third book of poetry. This collection winds its way through civilization, history, and popular culture like a newly imagined animal and becomes a "familiar" to every reader. Kevin Prufer had this to say about it: "Jane Satterfield brings an astonishing range of subjects to HER FAMILIARS, handling them with keen intelligence, musical intricacy, and tonal dexterity. Here, she tells of a child's encounter of tragedy through a poetry recitation, or the life of an exemplary (and little known) woman ceramic artist, or the collapse of human communities through history (concluding, disconcertingly, with the vanishing of bees today). Jane Satterfield's poems are intimate, graceful, and brilliant, composed around issues of social and political importance. Reading them, I feel I have made a friend whose company I enjoy and whose...
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HER FAMILIARS is Jane Satterfield's third book of poetry. This collection winds its way through civilization, history, and popular culture like a newly imagined animal and becomes a "familiar" to every reader. Kevin Prufer had this to say about it: "Jane Satterfield brings an astonishing range of subjects to HER FAMILIARS, handling them with keen intelligence, musical intricacy, and tonal dexterity. Here, she tells of a child's encounter of tragedy through a poetry recitation, or the life of an exemplary (and little known) woman ceramic artist, or the collapse of human communities through history (concluding, disconcertingly, with the vanishing of bees today). Jane Satterfield's poems are intimate, graceful, and brilliant, composed around issues of social and political importance. Reading them, I feel I have made a friend whose company I enjoy and whose insight, wit and commitment I greatly admire. These are terrific poems." (Small Press Distribution, Feb. 2013)

 

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About Jane

Jane Satterfield, the recipient of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, is the author of two poetry collections: Assignation at Vanishing Point (Elixir, 2003) and Shepherdess with an Automatic (WWPH, 2000). Her poetry has been...

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Published Reviews

Oct.25.2008

Jane Satterfield's first book of poems, Shepherdess with an Automatic, confronts the reader with soft-spoken juxtapositions. In the fine, lush field of her work modernist and feminist paths come into view...

Jan.10.2009

To travel is always an education, sometimes a luxury, often a necessity. It can be a blessing to spend time just under the skin of another’s geography. To read a poem may be to travel as well. To read a...