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Fire Muse

Poems from the Salt House

In Fire Muse, Cynthia Huntington returns to the back shore of Provincetown and the beach and dunes that inspired her 1999 memoir, The Salt House. Reflecting on place, time, and memory, Huntington’s poems display a kind of ecstasy born of love for her surroundings and a keen awareness of their sweep and details. Attentive to the outer world as well as what lies within, in these poems we find Huntington exploring her deepening bond with a familiar place.

72 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2


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Table of Contents

Author’s Note • From the Dunes • Salt • Particle Theory • The Rush • Come In • Lighthouse • Cut • Algebra • Cold Dark Matter • The Disposition of Water • Black Snake • Path of Ghosts • Dead Shark at New Beach • The Fish • Dozens of White Birds • At Clapps Pond • The Salt Creeks • Fire Muse • Drawing from Nature • Sea Glass • The Story • Night on the Dunes • Untitled • Directives • Summer Storm

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