Poetry. "In her brilliant debut collection, NIGHTS I LET THE TIGER GET YOU, Elizabeth Cantwell excavates layers of contemporary anxiety to reveal that Blake's Tyger has been, all along, that rough beast slouching toward us, and is in fact now living among us—with an unsettling intimacy—in both our unconscious and daily lives. Elizabeth Cantwell's poems honor the disjunctions of voice and dislocations of consciousness present in our century, and their elegant and luminous shards glint in the darkness like the Tyger's stripes. These exquisite reflections form a kind of handbook of post-apocalyptic forms, as the most psychologically fraught aspects of our dreams slowly emerge as the actual landscapes of our lives."—David St. John
Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA
Elizabeth Cantwell was born and raised in Virginia. She has a BA from Yale University and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog. NIGHTS I LET THE TIGER GET YOU is her first full-length book of poetry.
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