My Hand Upon Your Name



My Hand Upon Your Name is a collection of lyrical poems that confront and transform the loss of the familiar, placing us then, eye-to-eye with fear and love. There is an underlying compassionate energy here that recognizes our interconnectedness in all circumstances. Many of the poems render realities and dreams in an atmosphere of acceptance for life as it is, life without any clear maps or consistently perfect guides. The poems suggest discovery of an intimate kind of support that has no one name and allows for exuberance, kindness, lights and forms, a vase in which to slip a flower, a pen, or nothing at all¬ólove for each just the same.

Orange text stating My Hand Upon Your Name by Jeannine Savard over the image of fall leaves on a statue.

Jeannine Savard ( Author Website )

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

$12.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 978-1597090094


Poet Savard pulls off resounding collection

Reading the poet Jeannine Savard’s latest collection My Hand upon Your Name (Red Hen Press, $12.95) is like entering a dream world. The poems are full of fantastical images, strange scenes and unexpected metaphors — a cat with a cloud in its belly, and a bishop imagining himself a woman. Many of the stories Savard […]