Poetry. Allison Titus's newest poetry collection, THE TRUE BOOK OF ANIMAL HOMES, is obsessed with animal and human alike, and how each one of us makes our home in the stations we hold—from the wilds of southern brambles to a desk in an office cubicle. This book ponders the question: how much wildness are we allowed in this life, and how do we claim that wildness? The poems of THE TRUE BOOK OF ANIMAL HOMES leap and scurry after the truth on all fours, devouring us with sharp language and brave new forms.
Allison Titus is the author of one previous collection of poems, SUM OF EVERY LOST SHIP (CSU Press) and a novel, The Arsonist's Song Has Nothing To Do With Fire (Etruscan Press). Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Tin House, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. In 2011 she was the recipient of a fellowship from the NEA. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is at work on a book of poems about tears and the history of crying.Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA