Poetry. Maureen Alsop follows Apparition Wren with MANTIC, a poetry book that underscores the art of prediction as a means for rectifying disquiet—when one is willing. You will be made to look toward spine-white shores, salt lakes at the empire's boundary. You will hear voices dwelling within the other voice. You will inhabit the shades turning in the grass at the doorway, sun-baked origins, amaurosis before language. You will dream of the past as a form of begging, the future as your face pressed between the landscape's burnished pages. You will not lie still.
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Maureen Alsop, Ph.D. is the author of several full collections of poetry including Apparition Wren, MANTIC (Augury Books, 2013), and LATER, KNIVES & TREES (Negative Capability Press, 2014), as well as four chapbooks. She is the winner of Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry, The Bitter Oleander's Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award, and other prizes. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Cortland Review, Blackbird, The Laurel Review, AGNI, Tampa Review, Handsome, Barrow Street, Many Mountains Moving, Arsenic Lobster, Typo, and Kenyon Review.Author City: PALM SPRINGS, CA USA