Casting Off (Parallel Press Chapbook Series) Catherine Jagoe

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Published: May 2007

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Casting Off (Parallel Press Chapbook Series)  by  Catherine Jagoe

Casting Off (Parallel Press Chapbook Series) by Catherine Jagoe
May 2007 | Chapbook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: | 7.79 Mb

Catherine Jagoe was born in Britain and moved to the United States in 1986. She works as a translator and interpreter. Her translations include the Amnesty International award-winning Argentine novel My Name Is Light, published by Bloomsbury UK/US inMoreCatherine Jagoe was born in Britain and moved to the United States in 1986.

She works as a translator and interpreter. Her translations include the Amnesty International award-winning Argentine novel My Name Is Light, published by Bloomsbury UK/US in 2003. She has translated numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction and is the author and coauthor of two books on Spanish literature and culture. She is a member of Lake Effect, a group of poets in Madison, Wisconsin.

Her poetry has appeared in Rattle, Kalliope, Wisconsin Academy Review, Poem, Red Wheelbarrow, and other journals. She lives with her husband and son.Excerpt:Wisconsin Wedding PartyI took a quiet road that afternoon,a weekend city cyclist meanderingalong the rivers course through corn and soyfields,pastures, woodland, hills, and on the wayI came across a woman standing alonein the concrete forecourt of a small town bar,clad neck to toe in tent-like royal blue polyester,her face alight with happiness,waving at the stout, retreating backsof a wedding party being borne away,full of hilarity, on a hay wagon,bride and groom standing up frontbehind a tractor belching diesel fumes,leaving the woman looking proudly after them,she who had probably looked after themall their lives, her folkmotoring off in the sun to the future.They took my route and there was no turning backso I kept pedaling slowly on behind themin the wake of laughter fizzing bright and guilelessas champagne.

The tractor chugged deafeningly along,deceptively slow like the river, pulling them homein their tuxedos and bright dresses,jocular, elated, heedless, unabashed.



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