Where She Always Was
Where She Always Was
Where She Always Was
Frannie Lindsay

70 pages
Published: 2005

ISBN 978-0-87421-584-7
paper $13.95

ISBN 978-0-87421-498-7
e-book $10.95

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Where She Always Was

Volume 8 of the Swenson Poetry Award

Frannie Lindsay

Foreword by J. D. McClatchy

In his Foreword, McClatchy speaks of the musical qualities of Lindsay's work: "It is impossible, reading her poems, not to hear a musical hand at work. This is not just a matter of delicacy or virtuosity. It is also a matter of knowing how to phrase a line... Lindsay moves from detail to trope with utter poise, with an intuitive sense of what to sustain or emphasize. Her language is crisp. I can pick a stanza at random... and praise its plosive energy, its modulated vowels, its variety and elan... Where She Always Was allows us . . . the rare gratification of watching a poet-wonderfully accomplished, quietly persuasive-look back on a lifetime's worth of emotions and calculate their bearing on the present. In her craft is the truth."

Frannie Lindsay's work has appeared most recently in Field, Folio, and Salamander. New work is forthcoming in Spire, Tampa Review, and Small Pond Magazine. Frannie has been awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship, and residencies at the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, and at Yaddo. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She is a classical pianist who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her three retired greyhounds.