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 REALM SIXTY-FOUR (Ahsahta Press, 2008), HUSH SESSIONS (Saturnalia, 2009), RE- (Ahsahta Press, 2011), THAT OUR EYES BE RIGGED (Saturnalia Books, 2014), PLAN/K (Horse Less Press, 2015), and BRIGHT AND HURTLESS (Ahsahta Press, 2018). Her honors include the Greta Wrolstad Scholarship for Young Poets through the Summer Literary Seminars, the Phyllis Smart- Young Prize in Poetry, and the Margaret Sterling Memorial Award. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville.Author City: KNOXVILLE, TN USA