Gifts to the Attentive

A new full-length poetry collection from Winter Goose Publishing

Poet Paul Celan called poems “gifts to the attentive.” In this collection, Marie Marchand’s poems traverse the domains of reverence, resilience, and reverie. While some poems move through despair into hope, others hover in the questions and stand as witnesses to life’s emerging dialectic. Marchand illuminates the transcendent within the ordinary, so that a trip to the grocery store becomes a holy surrender, and “orphaned earrings” and “crayons melted by the sun” become infused with revelatory presence. Marchand’s poems exude a quiet power of deepening awareness, inviting the reader to a place of healing.

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In Gifts to the Attentive, Marie Marchand’s luminous words once again breathe the tender insides of the human condition to colorful, vibrant life. Marchand’s particular talent for using negative space as a form of language, and her gift for intersectionality between the natural and human emotional worlds, walk through “our whole tabernacle/of history,” as we dream of the “turquoise sea.” When she calls upon us to “lay fear in the ground     and walk into the light,” we hear her, and rise.

Lori Howe, Author of Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains and Voices at Twilight, and Editor in Chief of Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor