National Recognition for a Poet (Valley News)


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In an interview with the Valley News, Huntington, the author of five books and New Hampshire’s 2004 and 2005 poet laureate, says of her nomination, “Basically, the whole story here is ‘Yay!’”

Heavenly Bodies is narrated by a range of characters, all of whom share a piece of Huntington’s experience but are otherwise fictional,” writes the Valley News’ Alex Hanson. “She situates her narrators in their own stories and in the ebb and flow of the times they’re living through. The body, the nerve endings that gather human experience, takes it all in, for good and for ill.”

Read the full story, published 10/26/12 in the Valley News.

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