Poetry. For those who love Superman and Wonder Woman—and who enjoy diving deep into the mythological history of superheroes, considering the ways that they both experience and reflect the best and worst our human condition—comes this double collection of poems, SINGLE BOUND. The first book in Bryan D. Dietrich's collection, Krypton Nights, won the prestigious Paris Review Prize in Poetry in 2001, and it receives a fresh treatment here. The second book, Amazon Days, makes its debut at a moment when women's identities and experiences are at the forefront of cultural conversation. These two superheroes, speaking within this combined collection of formal persona poems, have much to say to each other and to all of us.
"Bryan Dietrich is my favorite mystic. I'd say theologian, but Dietrich's relationship to the divine is more medium than scholar. He invites it all in: the ancient and numinous, the postmodern and spandex clad. Then, like the ecstatic Theresa, the man-woman-man Tiresias, he speaks: earthy, oracular, earnest. Super. Wonder. Wow."—Marta Ferguson
"The biggest struggles don't come in tights. This is the crux of Bryan Dietrich's SINGLE BOUND. Dietrich uses a masterful combination of forms and personas to offer a multifaceted and multidimensional examination of the two most important American superheroes. But, just like the best superhero stories aren't only about superheroes, this collection is not only about Superman and Wonder Woman. It is not only about Clark Kent and Diana Prince. Humanity sits at the core of SINGLE BOUND. In his depiction of these fictional saviors, Dietrich makes us question why humanity wants a savior and, most importantly, why humanity deserves to be saved."—Jason McCall
Bryan D. Dietrich is the author of a book-length study on comics, Wonder Woman Unbound, and six books of poems, Krypton Nights (published previously by Zoo Press), Universal Monsters, Love Craft, Prime Directive, The Assumption, and The Monstrance. He is also co-editor of Drawn to Marvel, an anthology of superhero poetry.Author City: WICHITA, KS USA