Poetry. The poems in SAY SO are at once rigorously formal and wildly experimental. Human utterance—be it prayer or plea or pun or turn of phrase or epithet—is one of SAY SO's primary pistons; poetic tradition—rhyme, meter, form, rhetoric—is another; the beauty and betrayals of the body, or bodies—echoed in the beauty and betrayal of language itself—is a third. Together, these forces provide the pressure that makes SAY SO move and brings these poems to life.
Author City: IOWA CITY, IA USA
Dora Malech is the author of Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser, 2009). Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Best New Poets, DENVER QUARTERLY, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Yale Anthology of Younger American Poetry, and elsewhere. She was born in New Haven in 1981, grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and holds a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught writing at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand; the University of Iowa; Kirkwood Community College; and Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where she is currently a Teaching Fellow. She lives in Iowa City.
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