On Location in the Loire Valley Summary
Diane Ackerman

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On Location in the Loire Valley Summary

Diane Ackerman's poem "On Location in the Loire Valley" was published in her fifth volume of poetry, I Praise My Destroyer (1998). The poem is written in the form of a ghazal, which is a poetic form that has flourished for hundreds of years in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu literature. Most poets who write ghazals in English produce much looser forms than the traditional one, but Ackerman's "On Location in the Loire Valley" follows the...

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