Poetry. THE ERA OF DISCONTENT by Brianna Noll was chosen by Jane Satterfield as the winner of the 2020 Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award. Christina Pugh had this to say about it: "THE ERA OF DISCONTENT, Brianna Noll's brilliant second book of poems, invites us into a wondrous geography that commingles the human senses with the works of science, mythology, art history, and philosophy. Prescient yet unassuming—and armed with a powerful sense of the poetic line—Noll is a trustworthy guide to this gorgeous universe that is utterly her own but also in concert with the hidden rivulets of the world we think we know. Never content with undifferentiated swaths of sight or sound, she is driven to see and to hear more—revealing the intellectual capacities of gradation and striation in every image or sound, from lanterns to robots. As a result, her range is synesthetically rich and supple, rendering 'the making of galaxies' inextricable from 'the half-life of a rose.' These are truly breathtaking poems."
Brianna Noll is the author of The Price of Scarlet (University Press of Kentucky, 2017), which was named one of the top poetry books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books. She is poetry editor of The Account, which she helped found, and her poems and translations have appeared widely in journals, including the Kenyon Review Online, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, and Waxwing. She lives in Los Angeles.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA