A Third Collection of Poems from the Visionary Imagination of Sara Nicholson.
Deadpan, heartfelt, and everything in between, Sara Nicholson is a reluctant mystic who can both make us laugh and point us toward magical truths within a single poem. Her third collection of poems, APRIL, is filled with the perverse and the sacred, whether the subject is art, love, or sex, whether it’s ancient or contemporary. Nicholson’s interests are timeless, and by the end of April, the reader may be convinced that they've brushed up against a somewhat strange and singular poet who is inventing a new way of seeing specifically for them.
“Intimate and expansive, with dazzling wit and music throughout, Nicholson's poems fit the stars, the sun, the trees, and their sap in the same frame.” —Michael Andor Brodeur, The Boston Globe
“Nicholson wields the authority of archival rhythms and the forceful syntax of a logician, but she constantly attaches these certainties to a wildness of premise and a brevity of figure: instead of self, ruled utterance; instead of help, poetry.” —Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Public Books
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Sara Nicholson is the author of two books of poetry, WHAT THE LYRIC IS and THE LIVING METHOD, both from The Song Cave. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Harper's, Poetry, the New York Times, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. In 2018, she was the Holloway Poet-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Boise, Idaho.