The mountains of the American West are the setting for healing and personal development in this collection of lyrical essays. From forest fires to mountain lions, an Ohio farm to a Colorado cabin, and from violation to silence to reclamation, Kathryn Winograd draws keen attention to the details that braid her own history with that of the land on which she dwells with her husband and daughters, and with that of anyone who has experienced loss and fought for renewal. The essays become a ring of concentric circles, where one builds upon the next to achieve deeper meaning and truth, revealing mercy at its center.
“Kathryn Winograd’s Phantom Canyon is a compelling collection. Here is the lyric essay at its most perceptive and powerful. I admire the insight and intelligence of the essays, the magnetic and masterful drive of the language, and above all the aching honesty that infuses every page.” —Robert Root, author, Happenstance and Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place
About The Author
Kathryn Winograd is the recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship, a Rocky Mountain Women's Institute Associateship, and a Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Grant. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and was awarded a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2011 and a Colorado Cook Award in Poetry for Air Into Breath. She is the author of Stepping Sideways Into Poetry. She lives in Littleton, Colorado.