Gardner McFall - On the Line (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

At fourteen, Gardner McFall lost her Navy pilot father in the Vietnam war. His A-4 Skyhawk was never recovered from the Pacific where he was training for a second tour of duty in Vietnam. Her first poems arising from his disappearance appeared in Ploughshares in 1981. On the Line is her latest book.

Gardner McFall is the author of two books of poems (Russian Tortoise and The Pilot’s Daughter), two children’s books (Naming the Animals and Jonathan’s Cloud), and the opera libretto for Amelia (University of Washington Press, 2009), an opera commissioned and premiered by Seattle Opera in 2010. She is the editor of Made with Words, a prose miscellany by May Swenson and the author of the introduction and notes for the Barnes and Noble classic edition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. She has received a Discovery/The Nation award, the Missouri Review’s Thomas McAfee Prize for Poetry and residencies to the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Poet Lore, Ploughshares, The New Yorker, Southwest Review, Sewanee Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, On the Line, was published by Finishing Line Press in December.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
On the Line Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635348095
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Published: Finishing Line Press - December 14th, 2018

Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees Cover Image
By Laren McClung (Editor), Yusef Komunyakaa (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780393354287
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

Descendants of Vietnam veterans and refugees confront the aftermath of war and, in verse and prose, deliver another kind of war story.