Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Winner of the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. "EQUILIBRIUM searches for that point where there is a balance, even as the poems display a consciousness and self-awareness that belie that balance. The poems negotiate the colossal movement of hearts figuring and being figured by history. This is a voice that knows the intelligence of passion, that moves through and inside the questioning of who we are in the structures of things we give the power to name us until a song sends us out to question the territory. The poet moves with the exactness of math or physics, with the fearful knowledge of careful imbalances that would have us believe in equilibrium, and with the assuredness of art that knows all is change, that the semblance of order is creation, something we are given the gift of imitating in some small way. The poems in this collection summon the largeness, the volume of a voice that disembodies itself in order to search for the love that made it whole." —Afaa Michael Weaver
Tiana Clark is the winner of the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize and the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She is currently an MFA candidate at Vanderbilt University where she serves as the Poetry Editor for Nashville Review. Tiana has received scholarships to The Sewanee Writers' Conference and The New Harmony Writers Workshop. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Best New Poets 2015, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Thrush, The Offing, and elsewhere.
Author City: Nashville, TN USA