Poetry. In her debut collection, Cecily Iddings' poetry is always on the cusp of arriving at some destination where "one senses either tragedy / or striptease might be next." We never quite arrive, but it is not the speaker who is holding us at arm's length, but the failure of language itself. Up against unrecoverable narratives, this poetry attempts to find a foothold. It is the poet's dazzling sense of play that offsets the shadow-tinged backstories.
Cecily Iddings' first book is EVERYONE HERE (Octopus Books, 2014). She earned an MA in English from the University of Georgia and an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in Brooklyn. Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA