Archives for November, 2015

How Small, Confronting Morning


How Small, Confronting Morning
Lola Haskins, How Small, Confronting Morning.

W.S. Merwin believes “Haskins writes with the startling freedom and grace of a kite flying, and with the variety and assurance of invention that reveal, in image after image, the dream behind the waking world.” In this, her 14th collection, she focuses on the natural world of inland Florida, writing poems “close to plein air” experiences.  The winner of 2 NEA Fellowships, as well as 4 Florida Cultural Affairs fellowships, “Haskins latest collection is as beguiling as the Florida creeks, tupelo trees and wading birds that grace its pages.” Cynthia Barnett. Publication date January, 2016.

Astonished to Wake


Astonished to Wake
Julie Suk, Astonished to Wake.

“The poetry of Julie Suk is at once deceptively spare and metaphorically rich, and the sensual mystery of her perfectly pitched and etched lines is haunting, elemental, and wild,”  says R. T. Smith.  In her 6th collection, Suk continues to write poems that are deeply sensuous and unflinching. Her awards include the University of Arkansas Poetry Competition, the Roanoke-Chowan Award, the Brockman-Campbell Award, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine. She is a former  managing editor of Southern Poetry Review. Publication date January, 2016.