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Necessary Light
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Review In Necessary Light, Pat Fargnoli proves that joy is not only possible, but that the highest joy is arrived at only after bearing the weight of experience through some terrifying valleys. Ms. Fargnoli's heartening, disturbing, mature first book is rich with two things poetry can never have enough of: energy and wonder. -- Brendan Galvin Readers will discover many facets of Fargnoli's voice...but I think the two attributes that will most impress readers are, first, the almost shimmering gladness with which Ms. Fargnoli replies to the gifts of beauty and of human love; and, second, the compassion with which she addresses whatever is beyond her own intimate surroundings. -- Mary Oliver Product Description Winner of the 1999 May Swenson Poetry Award. Now in paperback, is the awarding winning poetry of Pat Fargnoli. Her heartfelt poetry touches the very core of...
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Review In Necessary Light, Pat Fargnoli proves that joy is not only possible, but that the highest joy is arrived at only after bearing the weight of experience through some terrifying valleys. Ms. Fargnoli's heartening, disturbing, mature first book is rich with two things poetry can never have enough of: energy and wonder. -- Brendan Galvin Readers will discover many facets of Fargnoli's voice...but I think the two attributes that will most impress readers are, first, the almost shimmering gladness with which Ms. Fargnoli replies to the gifts of beauty and of human love; and, second, the compassion with which she addresses whatever is beyond her own intimate surroundings. -- Mary Oliver Product Description Winner of the 1999 May Swenson Poetry Award. Now in paperback, is the awarding winning poetry of Pat Fargnoli. Her heartfelt poetry touches the very core of human experience and emotion.

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About Patricia

  • poet laureate of New Hampshire from 12/2006-3/2009, I've published 6 collections of poetry. My most recent book is Then, Something, Tupelo Press, 2009. Necessary Light (Utah State Univ. Press, 2000), winner of the May Swenson Book Award; Small Songs of Pan (Pecan...
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Published Reviews

Sep.16.2009

"Her newest book, Then, Something (Tupelo, 2009), turns away somewhat from the narrative bent of the poet’s earlier work and moves more toward lyric poems of the spirit: meditations, pastorals, mosaics,...