Poetry. With robust syntax and a sense of humor, BRIGHT AND HURTLESS is committed to the discoveries made in the wild of association and remains optimistic about transformative powers made evident by language. Here, ear intersects with eye, intellect intersects with feeling, and different methods of paying attention and knowing the world are brought into contact. Invested in the unit of the word, these poems explore how a glance turns into a ricochet—what anchors, what upends, what morphs, and what remains.
Kristi Maxwell is the author of seven books of poems, including MY MY (Saturnalia Books, 2020), BRIGHT AND HURTLESS (Ahsahta Press, 2018), PLAN/K (Horse Less Press, 2015), THAT OUR EYES BE RIGGED (Saturnalia Books, 2014), RE- (Ahsahta Press, 2011), HUSH SESSIONS (Saturnalia Books, 2009), and REALM SIXTY- FOUR (Ahsahta Press, 2008). A former Elliston Fellow at the University of Cincinnati, she is assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville.Author City: LOUISVILLE, KY USA