A collection of poetry by Jeannine Savard.
“The skillful, beguiling poems in Trumpeter are knockouts, delivered by the sharp right hook of Savard’s imagination. She is a heavyweight, who always leaves the ring of her own words undefeated and untouched by the glancing blows of lesser poets. In the poems ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Descent of Fire,’ ‘A Grandfather Acquiring the Bright Light,’ ‘The Chase,’ ‘An Immodest Thirst,’ and ‘The Voyeur,’ again and again she breaks the skins of ordinary lives to expose the magical worlds that are flourishing inside them.”—Ai
“In Jeannine Savard’s wonderful new collection, Trumpeter, there is a marvelous, breathless hunger for the world, its people, and its riches. These poems unveil the confluence and simultaneity of experience, those intersections of dream and possibility with the material possibilities of our lives. As her delicate lyrical mediations turn quietly both metaphysical and speculative, Jeannine Savard offers us a world made luminous by daily ceremony and spiritual congruence. Long after this book has been closed, the call of its poems remain clarion.”—David St. John
JEANNINE SAVARD was born in Glens Falls, New York. She is the author of Snow Water Cove. Her poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The North American Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and American Poetry Review from which she won the Jerome Shestack Prize in 1987. She teaches at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.