Poetry. In AGAIN, Lynne Knight's musical and compelling fourth full-length collection of poetry, her measured and lyrical voice reveals desire and memory as physical presences: spirits invoked by the spell of the poem so that the reader embodies her stories of the body-of damage and breakage, recovery and repair. Whether autobiographical or ekphrastic, the poems are equally genuine, bringing image to life, like "bright fruit constantly replenished." Following hunger and beauty to their extremes, the poems allow us to confront loss as well as grief, "which finally requires of us // acceptance but also tact / in the doing: breakage, yes, but not utter ruin."
Lynne Knight is the author of five poetry chapbooks and five full-length poetry collections, the most recent of which include THE LANGUAGE OF FORGETTING (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2018) and The Persistence of Longing (Terrapin Books). Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Poetry, and Southern Review. Her awards and honors include publication in Best American Poetry, the Prix de l'Alliance Française 2006, a Poetry Society of America Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, the 2009 Rattle Poetry Prize, and an NEA grant. I KNOW (JE SAIS), her translation with the author Ito Naga of his Je sais, appeared from Sixteen Rivers Press in 2013.Author City: ROYSTON, BC CAN