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Five Generations

The Knoxville News Sentinel profiles poet Linda Parsons Marion

August 3, 2011 It came as a surprise to Linda Parsons Marion when she realized that the poems she had slowly been writing for an untitled collection amounted to an exploration of five generations of her family, starting with her grandparents and continuing through the birth of her own first grandchild. From that moment on, the book had a title: Bound. The word is “very laden with so many layers of meaning—goodness, ambiguity, negativity,” Marion told the Knoxville News Sentinel. “You may leave your family, but you are still bound to them in a real, emotional and profound way.”

Read the full feature here and a poem from Bound here.

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