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Two Minutes of Light

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 4, 2009

Nancy K. Pearson, MFA Poetry ’05

Perugia Press, 2008

A collection of poems, Two Minutes of Light reveals the struggles many people overcome as they confront the complicated obstacles throughout life. Pearson uses vivid imagination and language to create this beautiful, astonishing, and inspirational collection, which won the 2008 Perugia Press Prize.

Originally from Chattanooga, Pearson is a devoted runner and cyclist. She recently finished two seven-month poetry fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Several of her other poems have appeared in such journals as The Adirondack Review and Margie.

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