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The poet gathers images as a quilter collects scraps: to savor, to juxtapose, to integrate. But how can she explore the intricacies of her subject matter while maintaining a critical distance? These poems interpret, rather than impose upon, a series of interior and exterior landscapes that include seashores and snowfalls, the natural world seen in adulthood and the forgotten places of childhood, the real and the imagined. At the center of the collection is the quilter, turning remnants into folk art--using the sights and moments of her life to transform the ordinary into something beautiful.