The Opposite of Clairvoyance
“In a characteristically authentic poem, Gillian Wegener gives us the soul masquerading as a butterfly. ‘Attaching the wings is the easy part,’ she begins, preparing us for flight that takes different shapes in poem after poem. Whatever her subject–the natural world animated again and again by birds–or daily human settings–Wegener soars, delivering beautiful, heartfelt vistas with her sure knowing sight.” –Barbara Ras, author of One Hidden Stuff
Gillian Wegener works as a junior high English teacher in California’s Central Valley and lives with her husband and daughter in Modesto. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Runes, English Journal, americas review, and In the Grove. A chapbook, Lifting One Foot, Lifting the Other was published by In the Grove Press in 2001, and she was awarded a top prize by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation for 2006.
Publication date: 2008
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Here is a link to a video of Gillian’s keynote address for the 2013 Modesto Poetry Festival.
Congratulations to Gillian, the new poet laureate for Modesto! Read about her investiture on August 4 here in the Modesto Bee.
Read Gillian’s poem “My Father Begins to Disappear,” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize by In Posse Review.
An article about Gillian appeared in the Modesto Bee on Sunday, March 2, 2008.
Poets Sam Pierstorff, Stella Beraltis, Ed Bearden and Gillian Wegener talk about the anthology More Than Soil; More Than Sky on October 21, 2011 on Capital Public Radio–listen here.