Field Guide to Alma Avenue and Frew DriveSarah Ann Winn
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Both in Sarah Winn’s Field Guide to Alma Avenue and Frew Drive, and in the wider world, the shape that memories take has shifted dramatically. Winn documents the old documents (see how a noun has become a verb?). She traces the ways we used to keep track of one another. Pencil and paper: we still use these tools, and they may be the connective tissue that links the past to the present, since so much material is lost or junked. Through her A-Z appendices, Winn indexes for the reader evidence of life, though the things themselves may be long-since gone.
AN EXCERPT FROM EP 73
“Fig. 219: Logs on a beach, evidence of identification rotted away. They form a family tableau, the longest resting its head on the lap of the shortest. It is not always known who will take the role of the nurse tree.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SARAH ANN WINN‘s works have appeared or are upcoming in Five Points, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Massachusetts Review, Passages North, and Quarterly West, among others. Her chapbooks include Haunting the Last House on Holland Island (forthcoming from Porkbelly Press, 2016) and Portage (Sundress Publications, 2015). She holds a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University and a Master of Library Science from Catholic University of America.