Poetry. Winner the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize. Winner of the 2009 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize Selected by D. A. Powell. Written in part while Fenton's husband was deployed as a medic in Baghdad, CLAMOR loosely follows the narrative arc of weeks breathlessly suspended between imminences: word or silence, return or tragedy, heartbreak or gratitude. Yet these are poems that refuse to be sentimental or didactic. Instead, they marry with lyric ferocity the personal and the political in an examination of language and love in 21st century wartime.
Virginia Konchan @ Barn Owl ReviewRay McDaniel at The Constant CriticUniv of Wales 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize LonglistMichelle Tooker @ Elevate DifferenceApril Manteris @ ColdfrontWinner of the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize [pdf]Winner of the 2011 Bob Bush Memorial Award for First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Lettersfeature: Poetry Society of America New Poet for 2011, selected by Rachel ZuckerRuben Quesada @ Fringe Magazine
Elyse Fenton is the author of the poetry collections CLAMOR, winner of the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize, and SWEET INSURGENT (Saturnalia 2017), winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Best New Poets, American Poetry Review, Pleiades, Brain, Child, and Prairie Schooner, and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and PRI's The World.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA