Time is the hour at which a pub closes, the moment we must put our pencils down, a way of paying later for something w. A Grammar to Waking explores moments we wake to the grammar of living time, what Virginia Woolf called moments of being. In the drift of the present, of song in the throat of its bird and the verb in its sentence, the drift of loved one into memory, of talk from the talker to the listener, how and where does meaning live? There are so many rules we don't even kw, writes Nancy Eimers, but we wake to them anyway. This collection offers a reflective, loving look at the mystery of the time being.
A Grammar to Waking is NANCY EIMERS' third book of poetry. She is also the author of Destroying Angel (Wesleyan/University Press of New England, 1991) and No Moon, winner of the 1997 Verna Emery Prize (Purdue University Press). She has been the recipient of a Nation Discovery Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships and a Whiting Writer's Award. She teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University and at Vermont College, and she lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.