Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of three collections of essays and meditations, including A Whaler’s Dictionary and, most recently, Of Silence and Song. He is also the author of six collections of poems, a novel, and other projects. He directs the MFA program at Colorado State University and lives in Fort Collins.
When Eugenie de La Roque and her family flee the French Revolution for the wilderness of Pennsylvania, Hannah Kimbrell is chosen to help prepare for their arrival—leading to an unlikely friendship between the aristocrat and the Quaker. This novel is a loving portrait of early America, and a reminder that true nobility is more than a royal title.
Esther Lustig has led a seemingly conventional life—marriage, two children, a life in suburban Chicago. Now, at the age of eighty-five, she’s left with questions and her memories, as the unforgettable Esther attempts to come to terms with the meaning of her outwardly modest life.
From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo, to Minnesota and Georgia—and from the intimate messages of the heart to the global immigration of African Americans—these poems explore with urgency the relationships among travel, alienation, and home. Part shadowbox, part map, part travelogue-in-verse, this collection is poignant, elegant, and deeply moving.
The winner of the 2013 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry probes the depths of the human psyche. These are poems spoken through and for the melancholic, the hysteric, the body dysmorphic—from Mary Glover to Lavinia Dickinson to Freud’s famed patient Dora—in a collection at once beautiful and unnerving.
Sweden has long been home to a rich and luminous poetic tradition, notable for refreshing openness, striking honesty, and a rare transcendence that often springs from a keen attention to the natural world. This breathtaking anthology brings together eight of the country’s most highly regarded poets, from the early twentieth century onward.
In unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload and tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, these poems blur the nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural. This is a collection of fireworks and wild emotion, defined by the author’s distinct brand of poetic edginess.