Poetry. Sarah Vap, award-winning author of DUMMY FIRE and American Spikenard, dazzles again with this third collection. Vap celebrates the mysteries of pregnancy with wonder, fear, sorrow, and joy. Like counting the beads on a rosary, she takes us along a trail of connected couplets, building a concrete yet mythic exploration of the body as it prepares to bring another body into the world. Alice Notley writes, "This is a poetry of light, edge, and coherence, and it is beautiful." And Cynthia Hogue adds, "I am in awe of the rare beauty of these poems."
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Sarah Vap is the author of seven books of poetry, poetics, and creative nonfiction, including WINTER: EFFULGENCES AND DEVOTIONS (Noemi Press, 2019), END OF THE SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (Noemi Press, 2013), ARCO IRIS (Saturnalia Books, 2012), FAULKNER'S ROSARY (Saturnalia Books, 2010), and DUMMY FIRE (Saturnalia Books, 2007). She is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, and was selected as winner of the National Poetry Series, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and was the Distinguished Hugo Writer the University of Montana. She received her BA from Brown University, her MFA from Arizona State University, and her PhD from the University of Southern California. She has been faculty for the past five years in the MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation at Drew University. Vap was raised in Missoula, Montana. Author City: Skokomish Valley, WA USA