Poetry. The poems in SAY SO are at once rigorously formal and wildly experimental. Human utterance—be it prayer or plea or pun or turn of phrase or epithet—is one of SAY SO's primary pistons; poetic tradition—rhyme, meter, form, rhetoric—is another; the beauty and betrayals of the body, or bodies—echoed in the beauty and betrayal of language itself—is a third. Together, these forces provide the pressure that makes SAY SO move and brings these poems to life.
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Dora Malech is the author of two books of poetry, SAY SO (Cleveland State University Poetry Center (2010) and SHORE ORDERED OCEAN (The Waywiser Press, 2017). Her third book of poems, Flourish, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in Fall 2018. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Tin House, and Poetry London, among other publications. She has received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Writing Residency Fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, an Amy Clampitt Residency Award from the Amy Clampitt Fund, and a Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning and Participatory Research from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern.Author City: IOWA CITY, IA USA