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Christine Gelineau has invented a new cosmology in her fascinating, ambitious, multi-part poem . . . In APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE Gelineau makes time into the sublime and turns space into grace.
0000000000000000000000000000Molly Peacock

Christine Gelineau’s second book of poems, APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE, more than confirms the promise of her first. In these new poems about “the world we’re prepared/to perceive,” Gelineau’s appetite for the divine is neither of the traditionally religious nor the hazy romantic kind; rather it is a desire for the integration of life and death, for things as they are with things as they could be.
0000000000000000000000000000Neil Shepard

In this series of long poems Christine Gellineau brings us the poetry of awakening, perception, birth, and seasons as well as loss, tragedy, and despair and shows that the whole universe beats with one heart . . . as language somehow pursues truth.
0000000000000000000000000000Deborah Fleming

SPD Poetry Bestseller list for April 2010.

Product Details:
ISBN: 978-0-912592-68-8
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: scheduled for April 15, 2010
Publisher: Ashland Poetry Press

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Product Details:
ISBN: 0912592575
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: January 2006
Publisher: Ashland Poetry Press

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Cover design by Janine Gelineau;
radiograph by Steven N. Meyers

One of poetry’s tasks is to encounter pain. Not to resolve it, not even to console it. But to encounter it with a language that will let it be known, and in this knowing some transformation, however small, may happen. The poems in Remorseless Loyalty bristle with such hard-won transformations.
0000000000000000000000000000Eamon Grennan

Gelineau writes with skill and passion about mortality in its several forms . . . These are mature, coherent poems full of energy and underscored with love.
0000000000000000000000000000Maxine Kumin

Christine Gelineau has what I think of as sinew in her writing. This is work with depth to it yet she has a delightful sense of the absurd which sometimes sparks through the serious themes she addresses.
0000000000000000000000000000Ruth Stone

Selected by Robert Phillips as the
winner of the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from Ashland University Press.

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Photograph & cover design by Janine Gelineau

Christine Gelineau’s remarkable book reveals an intelligence deeply engaged with the world. The moral compass that guides these poems is matched by their attention to aesthetics; the poet’s craft is equal to her vision. She skillfully balances elegy with protest, and argues against all that which devalues life and promotes violence and war.
000000000000000000000Maria Mazziotti Gillan


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Poets on Peace Series

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The Australian Outback is a beautiful but unforgiving landscape. With no written language, how did the Aborigine people map their environment? The solution was song lines: a narrative that embedded human history into the land itself. If you want to cross from A to B, you tell yourself the song line that corresponds to that route and if your story and the landscape match up as you go along, you know you have not lost your way. I loved the possibilities of that idea, the way it intertwined narrative with the material world and made visible our interconnection with our landscape. I decided to write a long poem that would be a kind of listening to the land I'd lived on, at that time, for twenty five years. North American Song Line is the result of that listening.

It is one thing to turn a bright and self-contained lyric; it is quite another to undertake philosophical, historical, even socio-political concerns in a poem that ranges from the first settlements in the Susquehanna Valley to the ovens of Treblinka, from the cry of the screech owl to the history of the gypsy moth, from radical prejudice to the musings on DNA. I am very impressed by her willingness to take on a big subject matter, to experiment with shaped structures on the page, and to marry metaphor to meaning.
0000000000000000000000000000 Maxine Kumin


Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems, edited by Ellen Foos, Ruth O’Toole, and Vasiliki Katsarou.

Cadence of Hooves edited by Suzan Jantz. Named the Best Poetry Anthology for 2008 Fall Reading by Montserrat Review and also received recognition on "One Poet's Notes," online complement to the Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Listening to Water: An Anthology of the Susquehanna Watershed.
edited by Jennifer Hill-Kaucher and Dan Waber.

Mona Poetica edited by Diane Shipley DeCillis & Mary Jo Firth Gillett

Knocking on the Silence, an Anthology of Poetry Inspired by the Finger Lakes, edited by Donna M. Marbach & Patricia Roth Schwartz


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