Poetry. "In Maeve Kinkead's poems, looking is both dangerous and necessary, as is looking away. In these brief lyric poems, guilt, blame, terror, and sorrow weave their way through 'a fine cloudless day' to the 'crowded church' where a mother makes a fist against God, against the gods, while the speaker, not yet born, claims 'No one saw her do this, I saw her do this.' Such contradictions, capturing our impossible human condition, flood these beautifully unsettling poems. Yeats's apprehension—'for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand'—haunts and accompanies this gorgeous first book."—Catherine Barnett
"Maeve Kinkead's poems tell secrets, skin griefs, and make contact with the dead. At their best, they combine sincerity with hunger in memorable poems of restrained beauty."—Henri Col
Maeve Kinkead, writer and actor, was born in New York City to a family of writers. She earned a BA and MA from Harvard University, studied at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and earned an M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She has performed widely in theatre, film, and television. In 1992 she won an Emmy Award for her long-running role as devilish debutante Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis in CBS-TV's soap opera, Guiding Light. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry in Performance, and Seventeen Magazine. A DANGLING HOUSE (Barrow Street Press, 2017) is her first book of poetry.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA