Grief Bone

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About the author:
Karla Huston, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin (2017-2018), is the author of a full collection of poems A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications: 2013) and seven chapbooks, most recently, Outside of a Dog (dancing girl press: 2013). Winner of a Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses award in 2011, Huston’s poems, reviews, and interviews have been published widely.

Grief Bone

Authored by Karla Huston

“In one of the poems in her profoundly moving collection Grief Bone, Karla Huston writes about the ‘search for the one word/that is more prayer than prize.’ In these powerful poems about love, loss, grief, fear, violence, and the search for serenity, she finds that one word again and again. These poems are prayers that we can prize.” ~David Jauss, author of Glossolalia: New and Selected Stories & Improvising Rivers “With language both masterful and lyrical, Huston’s poems give us loss and grief, verging seamlessly into phobia, nightmare, blood. Between these covers is ‘bludgeon with a burst of bloom/on the side.’ The result is at once unsettling and too familiar, a little like looking into a tarnished mirror, the view distorted by ‘ripple/scar and story.’ And reader, there is beauty to be found there, too.” ~Sarah Sadie, author of We Are Traveling Through Dark at Tremendous Speeds “What I like about Karla Huston's Grief Bone is the way the poems move between comfort and unease. Grounded in the grit of the ordinary and yet somehow unmoored, her subjects and characters are often darkly humorous and unsettling.” ~Dorianne Laux, author of The Book of Men & Facts About the Moon

Publication Date:
1944355189 / 9781944355180
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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