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Published: Aug 31 2015
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Deborah Fleming is the author of "A man who does not exist": The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge; W. B. Yeats and Postcolonialism; Learning the Trade: Essays on W. B. Yeats and Contemporary Poetry; a novel, Without Leave; a book of poetry, Morning, Winter Solstice; and a forthcoming second poetry collection, Into a New Country. A professor of English at Ashland University, Fleming is the editor of the Ashland Poetry Press. She lives on a farm in northeastern Ohio with her husband, Clarke W. Owens (also a writer), two horses, and eight cats.
"In modern poetry, the Irish poet W. B. Yeats continues to be the measure of all things, and Robinson Jeffers, the American poet who most resembles him philosophically, continues to wait for his true measure to be taken. Deborah Fleming does a valuable service for Jeffers by showing how much he truly has in common with Yeats. She examines the two poets' lives and work side by side, and finds in their poetry, their dramas, and in particular their love of their respective landscapes - Yeats's West of Ireland, Jeffers' Northern California coast - a shared belief in the mythic and cultural power that derives from the earth. Her readings of Yeats are as illuminating as they are of Jeffers. This book should serve to enhance the stature of both of these great modern poets."—Mark Jarman, author of Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems
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