Poetry. "Clinamen? Sinner man? Cinnamon? In her relentless pursuit of swerving meaning, Heidi Lynn Staples reinvents poetry word for word. GUESS CAN GALLOP is a delight for ear and eye."—Charles Bernstein
"Please read this fine orator, whose poems include the world's battiest job application, a melodious ghazal, pastiches on a nursery rhyme and on Plath, and a sonnet novel."—Caroline Knox
Author City: ATHENS, GA USA
Heidi Lynn Staples's debut collection, GUESS CAN GALLOP, won the 2004 New Issues Poetry Prize. She is also the author of DOG GIRL (Ahsahta Press, 2007) and NOISE EVENT (Ahsahta Press, 2013), drawn from the ecology of her native Gulf Coast. She has also published a nonfiction work, Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake (Caketrain, 2012). Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry 2004, Chicago Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, Green Mountains Review, Ploughshares, Women's Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. An Assistant Professor of English and the Learning Center Director at Piedmont College, Heidi lives in Athens, GA, with her husband, daughter, cat, and front-yard veggie patch.
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