Poetry. African American Studies. Winner of the Motherwell Prize, this debut collection represents the fullness of "Thoughts on Fire" in living color, solid sound, barely arrested motion.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Harmony Holiday was born in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1982. Her father was Northern Soul singer and songwriter Jimmy Holiday; her mother, 30 years his junior, was studying writing at the University of Iowa at the time they met. Upon her father's passing in 1987 Harmony moved to Los Angeles, where she spent most of her childhood studying dance before attending UC Berkeley. She currently lives in New York City, and is an MFA student at Columbia University and an instructor of dance and writing courses.
Reviews and Other Links
Publishers Weekly starred review
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright @ The Brooklyn Rail
Catherine Halley: The Poetry Foundation staff's favorite books of 2011
Angela Veronica Wong @ The Aviary
Trisha Red Campbell @ Bookslut
W. M. Lobko @ Boston Review