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This collection brings together work from 1990-1995, the poems which Karen Press regards as exploratory tools along two axes of what it means to have a home . The first axis is time: past to present, personal ancestors and public history, personal history and public ancestors. The other axis is spatial, in the present tense, the movement from home to home, exile to exile. Press draws on the history of a particular place at a particular time, but is aware that local struggles to reclaim a home and a narrative of one's own history are echoes of every person's struggle to be at home in the world.