Award-winning and beloved poet, Jean Janzen, has written her memoir. Although she writes here in prose, Janzen's poetic voice is unmistakably present. And so she takes the reader with her into the depth and texture of what she has experienced.
This memoir by poet Jean Janzen (Snake in the Parsonage, Tasting the Dust, etc.) is a beautiful, lyrical accounting of one person's writing life and family history. Janzen writes essays as you would expect a poet would, evoking through her prose the exquisite landscape around her while sharing some more painful aspects of her personal family story.