Poetry. HIATUS explores the fascinating, frustrating, often tragic, and sometimes comic "gap" between words and world, human being and human being, and the human species and its cosmic setting. At times writing "between the lines" of older traditions, at others opening new spaces for writing to inhabit, Reilly has created a book that is both playful and scholarly. Leslie Scalapino describes HIATUS as "a social comedy by lines delineating contrasting roles interior and exterior." Elaine Equi applauds its "intentionally wayward and witty poems." Rachel Blau DuPlessis calls it "a way of working through life's multiplicities in inventive, particular and discerning language." HIATUS was a semi-finalist for the Walt Whitman Award and a finalist for the National Poetry Series.
Evelyn Reilly's books include ECHOLOCATION, STYROFOAM, and APOCALYPSO (all published by Roof Books), HIATUS (Barrow Street Press), and Fervent Remnants of Reflective Surfaces (Portable Press at YoYo Labs). She works as a museum designer and lives in New York City.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA