Poetry. The winner of the first annual Unicorn Press First Book Contest, EARTHQUAKE OWNER'S MANUAL explores the bonds that create community—love, family, friendship, memory, location—and the complications that challenge it. With humor and irony, these deeply human lyrics lead us to moments of grace in unlikely situations. Vast in their scope, these poems joke about Copernicus, celebrate "Smokey and the Bandit," and meditate in the sparse landscape ofthe American Southwest.
Martin Arnold is the author of A Million Distant Glittering Catastrophes, winner of the 2010 Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest. His work has appeared in Best New Poets 2012, Verse Daily, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the assistant poetry editor at storySouth and teaches in the English Department at Guilford College.Author City: GREENSBORO, NC USA