Again the white blanket icicles pierce. The fierce teeth of steel-framed snowshoes bite the trail open. Where the hardwoods stand and rarely bend the wind blows hard an explosion of snow like flour dusting the baker in a shop long since shuttered. In this our post-shame century we will reclaim the old nouns
Maureen N. McLane
Maureen N. McClane is the author of the poetry collections This Blue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in poetry; World Enough (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010); and Same Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008); as well as the hybrid book of memoir and criticism My Poets (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. She is a professor of English at New York University.