Poetry. Art. Winner of the 2014 Tenth Gate Prize, IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT unfolds what it means to read—read deeply, read fully, read for our lives. Says Tenth Gate Series Editor, Leslie McGrath, "Lisa Sewell's poems are shot through with an adhesive intelligence born of the accretion of craft, discernment, and engagement with the world." Arthur Sze describes the poems here as "spellbindingly present," while Linda Gregerson says, "These poems are urgent; they are fresh; they acknowledge no divisions in the world, not between the landscape and the printed page, not between her neighbor's suffering and her own being spared, not between the private and the public worlds. And this is the IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT espoused in each and every line: connection in its purest form."
Lisa Sewell is the author of THE WAY OUT (Alice James Books, 1998), Name Withheld, Long Corridor, which received the 2008 Keystone Chapbook award, and IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT (The Word Works, 2015). She is also co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of two anthologies. A recipient of grants and awards from the Leeway Foundation, the NEA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, she teaches at Villanova University. Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA