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2022 FAPA President's Book Award: Gold: Poetry Sojourners explores and contrasts the promise and the reality of life in the country and in the city, each with its set of wonders and disappointments, beauty and hardship. The wilderness and natural world inspire, frighten, and challenge us. The city's opportunities, structures, and support of society excite and embolden, but ultimately may fail us. We must always find a new beginning. The collection abounds with multisensory poetry that evokes feelings of hope, loss, humor, and sadness. Poems weave throughout ornate landscapes to create sentimental, permanent memories of family and belonging, of culture and home.