Poetry. What if all women try to Steal It Back? America, art, life. They're in Sephora, on Twitter, at McDonald's. They're single mothers and teachers, Catholic schoolgirls and martyrs. And they're all stealing it back. Sylvia Plath gets a Malibu beach house. Lady Gaga hatches from an egg of triumph. They're hovering between the tax collectors and the Romantics, between Florida's lakes and every lavish thing in 17th century France. STEAL IT BACK journeys through America's factories, its Bed, Bath, and Beyonds, and its homes, where desires rise and fall, where they decide what they will fight for and what they will concede. STEAL IT BACK, Sandra Simond's fourth poetry collection, is a primal scream that we can't help but pay attention to.
Sandra Simonds is the author of ORLANDO (Wave Books, 2018), Further Problems with Pleasure, winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize (University of Akron, 2017), STEAL IT BACK (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), MOTHER WAS A TRAGIC GIRL (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems have been published in several journals including Poetry, The Believer, The Colorado Review, FENCE, The Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street, New Orleans Review, Court Green, and Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion. She earned a PhD in Literature from Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Author City: ATLANTA, GA USA