Poetry. At the heart of acclaimed poet Catherine Pierce's much-anticipated third book, a powerful tornado churns, spinning out poems of disaster and love, of sirens and wrecked landscapes, of warnings heeded and not. These poems stare down fear from the inside, and ask what it means to walk straight into a splintering world both profane and sacred.
Catherine Pierce is the author of THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD (Saturnalia, 2016), THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR (Saturnalia Books, 2012) and FAMOUS LAST WORDS (Saturnalia Books, 2008). Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2011. She lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where she co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.Author City: STARKVILLE, MS USA