Poetry. Relying on youthful sincerity rather than nostalgic rumination, this 2005 Verse Prize winner is sweet, sharp, and honest. Energetic interlinked poems describe the daily and sometimes surprisingly routine nature of sorrow, as a series of short lyric bursts give form to a story of loss, sadness, and recovery.
Author City: BOSTON, MA USA
Jon Woodward is the author of UNCANNY VALLEY (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), RAIN (Wave Books, 2006), and MISTER GOODBYE EASTER ISLAND (Alice James Books, 2003). He lives in Boston and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Reviews and Other Links
Stephen Burt @ The Believer
Heather Green @ Octopus Magazine
David Sewell @ Coldfront
Raewyn Alexander @ Jacket
Craig Morgan Teicher @ Boston Review
Olivia Cronk @ Bookslut