Poetry. "This book, about desire and memory, about discerning what matters in our lives, is a gift for any reader. Cullen Bailey Burns, in partial narratives, in cloaked moments, writes about time's passage, the rules of desire, about mourning done privately, about the interior forces of grief, and also about a kind of willingness to claim and live inside new days, live inside change, and the burdens and blessings change brings."—Deborah Keenan
Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA
Cullen Bailey Burns lives in Minneapolis and Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota. Her first book, Paper Boat, was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in poetry. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including DENVER QUARTERLY, Rattle, The Laurel Review and Court Green. She is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches English at Century College and keeps bees on her farm in Northern Minnesota.