Poetry. At the heart of acclaimed poet Catherine Pierce's much-anticipated third book, a powerful tornado churns, spinning out poems of disaster and love, of sirens and wrecked landscapes, of warnings heeded and not. These poems stare down fear from the inside, and ask what it means to walk straight into a splintering world both profane and sacred.
Catherine Pierce is the author of four books of poems: DANGER DAYS (Saturnalia Books, 2020), THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD (Saturnalia Books, 2016), THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR (Saturnalia Books, 2012), and FAMOUS LAST WORDS (Saturnalia Books, 2008), winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Both THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD and THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize. A chapbook, Animals of Habit (Kent State University Press), was published in 2004.Author City: STARKVILLE, MS USA