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Marquette Only

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Salmon Poetry

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Tethered to the Earth

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Tethered to the Earth contains human figures in two landscapes as well as the complex emotions evoked when one is far from home. After living and teaching in Northern Wisconsin for two school years and traveling through Europe for five weeks (the summer between), the poet's view of the world seemed a far bigger place. These poems are meant to address two types of isolation and awakening, an evocation of two personal places within oneself. With the stark and desolate beauty of Ashland, Wisconsin and the wandering style of European life, the imaginative nature of two distinct parts of the earth begin to transmit themselves.


Tyler Farrell, Tethered to the Earth. Cliffs of Moher: Salmon Poetry, 2008. © Tyler Farrell 2008. Publisher link. Used with permission.