I Want to Make You Safe, Amy King

I Want to Make You Safe

Amy King

Publisher: Litmus Press
PubDate: 12/6/2011
ISBN: 9781933959238
Binding: Paperback
Price: $15.00
Quantity Available: 17
Pages: 87
SKU #: J06B

Poetry. LGBT Studies. "Amy King's poems seem to encompass all that we think of as the 'natural' world, i.e., sex, sun, love, rotting, hatching, dreaming, especially in the wonderful long poem 'This Opera of Peace.' She brings these abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living: 'Let the walls bear up the angle of the floor, / Let the mice be tragic for all that is caged, / Let time's contagion mar us / until spoken people lie as particles of wind'."—John Ashbery

Author City: Brooklyn, NY USA

Amy King is the author of SLAVES TO DO THESE THINGS, I'M THE MAN WHO LOVES YOU, and Antidotes for an Alibi, all from BlazeVOX Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award), and I WANT TO MAKE YOU SAFE (Litmus Press). She teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and, with Ana Božičević, curates the Brooklyn based reading series, The Stain of Poetry.  

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