Poetry. This debut collection of poems both fascinated with and distracted by our impending endings and leave-takings, the loneliness of animals, and "how the histories of things eat." These poems populate empty parking lots and seaside pawnshops and depart from a port at Deadhorse, Alaska. A narwhal gives cryptic advice to those requiring guidance on eulogies, arctic travel, and extracting minerals from ghosts. Allison Titus presents us with quiet meditations on how absence often remains fixed as longing, a red thread knotted at the wrist.
"Former Automotive Plant " @ Verse DailyJake Adam York @ Ron Slate's On the SeawallSara C. Rauch @ NewPagesMarc Schuster @ Small Press ReviewsDavid Carillo in Octopus MagazineKatie Byrum @ Gulf CoastSandra Beasley @ BlackbirdJessica Bozek @ Galatea ResurrectsAmelia Klein @ Boston Review
Allison Titus lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her chapbook, INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE NARWHAL, was published by Bateau Press in 2007, and her poems have been appeared in Crazyhorse, jubilat, DENVER QUARTERLY, Indiana Review, American Literary Review, and A Public Space, among other journals. She holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and an MFA in fiction from Virginia Commonwealth University, and she has recently completed her first novel. She is married to the poet Joshua Poteat. SUM OF EVERY LOST SHIP (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009) is her first full-length poetry collection.Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA