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Lammas Chant [Audio]
(August 2)

Fill the earth’s belly full.

Bring the fruits we have grown.

There are cold months ahead.

Give them peace in the ground.

 

Fill the earth’s belly full.

 

Fill the earth’s belly full.

Bring the fruits we have grown.

There are cold months ahead.

Give them peace in the ground.

 

Bring the fruits we have grown.

 

Fill the earth’s belly full.

Bring the fruits we have grown.

There are cold months ahead.

Give them peace in the ground.

 

There are cold months ahead.

Give them peace in the ground.

 

Fill the earth’s belly full.

Bring the fruits we have grown.

There are cold months ahead.

Give them peace in the ground.
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— “Lammas Chant”
Spells: New and Selected Poems
(Wesleyan University Press, 2013)

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Spells brings together Annie’s most memorable and striking poems from previous books, along with previously unpublished and new poems. These intricate and moving “spells” bring readers to experience poetry not just in the mind, but in the body. REVIEWS: “Such cohesiveness, especially in a selected, is incredibly rewarding. . .”

“Such cohesiveness, especially in a new and selected, is incredibly rewarding. The work as a whole has depth, tightness, confidence in itself. The reader can trust Spells, poem after poem, and can revel in it. . . . I enjoyed the reading experience thoroughly, knowing I could settle in.   Together, the poems are fables and stories that echo into something greater, drawing the reader into a grand, female-centered narrative of ourselves and the world.”—Anna Leahy, Fiction Writers Review

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