Poetry. Connie Voisine's newest chapbook follows the observations and consolations of a speaker undergoing loss and motherhood in a contemporary, very problematic America. Honesty and humor unite to create an impressive resistance to the threatening forces of crime, alcoholism, poverty, and misogyny. Acknowledging without accepting a world that expects women to exist quietly and complacently, she meets each of its challenges with an approach that is realist without being pessimistic. By exercising her acerbic language and even sharper wit, she resolutely defends her power from a society hell-bent on taking it away.
Connie Voisine is the author of the book of poems Calle Florista, from University of Chicago Press. Her previous books are Cathedral of the North, winner of the AWP Prize for Poetry, and Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry Magazine, Black Warrior Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Her book, The Bower, is forthcoming in 2019. She lives in New Mexico with her husband and daughter.Author City: LAS CRUCES, NM USA