New And Selected Poems 1969-1999
Norris, whose poetry collections include The Middle of the World, reached a wide audience with her prose memoir Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Readers of that book will recognize here her closely considered relationship with the prairie; her persistent and delighted spiritual questioning; her respectful identification with other women both ordinary and extraordinary; and her joy in stories. . . . Norris's poems are characterized by generosity and compassion, as plain and spacious as the prairie life that has engendered many of them.