Duties Of The Spirit Readers will discover many facets of Fargnoli s voice but two attributes that will most impress readers are first the almost shimmering gladness with which Ms Fargnoli replies to the gifts of beaut

  • Title: Duties Of The Spirit
  • Author: Patricia Fargnoli
  • ISBN: 9781932195217
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Readers will discover many facets of Fargnoli s voice, but two attributes that will most impress readers are, first, the almost shimmering gladness with which Ms Fargnoli replies to the gifts of beauty and of human love and, second, the compassion with which she addresses whatever is beyond her own intimate surroundings Mary Oliver Duties of the Spirit comprises deeplyReaders will discover many facets of Fargnoli s voice, but two attributes that will most impress readers are, first, the almost shimmering gladness with which Ms Fargnoli replies to the gifts of beauty and of human love and, second, the compassion with which she addresses whatever is beyond her own intimate surroundings Mary Oliver Duties of the Spirit comprises deeply moving, lyrical and unforgettable explorations of the joys and fears that come with growing older in America Patricia Fargnoli, a retired psychotherapist, is a Macdowell fellow and associate editor of The Worcester Review Her first book, Necessary Light, was selected by Mary Oliver for the May Swenson Poetry Award, Utah State University Press, 1999.

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    About "Patricia Fargnoli"

    1. Patricia Fargnoli

      Patricia Fargnoli is a former NH Poet Laureate term 12 06 03 09 The author of 5 award winning books of poetry and 3 chapbooks, she s been awarded The May Swenson Book Award judged by Mary Oliver , The NH Jane Kenyon Literary Award for an Outstanding Book of Poetry, ForeWords Silver Poetry Book Award, the Shelia Mooton Book Award, The Frost Foundation Award, an honorary BFA from The NH Institute of Art, and a Macdowell fellowship.Her work has been published widely in journals such as Poetry, Massachusetts Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review, Rattle, Nimrod and others.She has taught private poetry classes and in Elderhostels and the Keene State College Lifelong Learning Program And is available for manuscript critiquing and private tutorials.A retired social worker, psycho therapist, she lives in Walpole, NH

    968 thoughts on “Duties Of The Spirit”

    1. A most enjoyable book of poetry. Patricia Fargnoli has wonderful way of expressing the wonders and fears of growing old in America. Her poems are lyrical and deeply moving manifestations of her thoughts. I highly recommend this book to poetry lovers everywhere.


    2. Duties of the Spirit is a must read for all contemporary poets. The initial poem entitled, The Invitation, is awe inspiring. I recently sent a copy of this poem to a male friend whose life is dictated by his calendar of job related tasks. Peacocks and their colors, lobelia and finally the "turn down silk" invites each individual sense to rebirth. There are many memorable moments in this book that looks squarely at love and lost hope as we age.


    3. Pat's book of poetry is soothing to the soul, she is wise and sensual. This is a book to read when you need healing. Her words are solace, "I am done trying to do something significant with my life./The only need I have is this enclosure, this day/folding around me,/and beyond the cliff, the sea alive with silver."


    4. I've had this collection for years, and I return to it frequently. In fact, I've read from it multiple times at my own poetry readings (attributing Pat, of course). Fargnoli can take a fox, set it off running through a town, and make a reader feel more human than before they started reading the poem.


    5. I loved this book, as I love all of Fargnoli's poetry, for its depth and clarity, the way she uses images to delve into mortality, loss, love, and endurance.


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