Poetry. Winner of the 2010 Bull City Press First Book Prize, LITHOPEIDA marks the emergence of a haunting and lyrical new voice.
"The lithopedion—the stone baby, calcified, entombed within a woman's body or on display in a museum case—lies at the heart of this rich and moving collection of poems concerned with generations of women, with what is kept or withheld, birthed or lost. Anne Keefe's poems are graceful, elegiac, and ghosted by the specter of the irretrievable: the children who could have been, who haunt the children who are."—Mark Doty
Anne Keefe has had poems appear in Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in literature from Rutgers University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on the relationship between contemporary poetry and the visual arts and her article on ekphrasis in the 21st century recently appeared in Word & Image. Anne is Manuscript Editor and Acquisitions Coordinator for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (University of Chicago Press).
Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA