Poetry. Winner of the 2013 Off the Grid Prize. The latest poetry collection by Whitman Award winner Elaine Terranova is her sixth, and it is breathtaking. In pellucid language the poet walks through a kind of "vale of soul making" by re–visioning hours she spent as a child playing dolls with a friend. Terranova weaves her poetics of space by setting the fragile orders of the dollhouse against the realities of family fiction and the terror of a whole world outside where no shelter can be found—all this in exquisite, minimalist music.
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Elaine Terranova has published seven collections of poems, including PERDIDO (Grid Books, 2018), DOLLHOUSE (Grid Books 2013), which won the 2013 Off the Grid Poetry Prize, and DAMAGES (Copper Canyon Press, 1997), as well as two chapbooks. Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. Her translation of Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis is part of the Penn Greek Drama Series. Her awards include grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Walt Whitman Award, NEA and Pew fellowships, and a Pushcart Prize. In 2021, her book The Diamond Cutter's Daughter: A Poet's Memoir was published.Author City: Philadelphia, PA USA