Poetry. "Chloe Honum's brilliant first book THE TULIP-FLAME traces an identity forming within radically divergent but interlocking systems: a family traumatized by the mother's suicide, a failed relationship, the practice of ballet, a garden. Honum in every case transfigures emotion by way of elegant language and formal restraint."—Claudia Emerson
Publishers Weekly starred reviewForeword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist in PoetryMatt Sutherland @ Foreword ReviewsCatherine Pond @ Los Angeles Review of BooksJulianne Dudley @ The Weekly Standard Casy Thayer @ The Rumpus Anne Barngrover @ The Missouri ReviewLori A. May @ The Colorado Review Daniel Barton @ Front PorchMiriam Bird Greenberg @ Blurbed Adriana Medina @ The Journal of Poetry & Poetics Timothy Maddocks @ Hot Metal Bridge Kate Gaskin @ Coven Book ClubInterview @ The Toronto QuarterlyInterview @ Memorious Magazine
Chloe Honum is the author of The Tulip-Flame (2014) selected by Tracy K. Smith for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize and named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and the chapbook Then Winter. She is the recipient of Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Raised in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Baylor University.