Poetry. Winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize. The devotions, time-stamped lyrics, and prose-poem meditations that make up HOUR BOOK track the simultaneous experience of two significant life events—a birth and a death—while investigating artistic, historical, philosophical, and political constructions of time. Intertexts range from medieval Books of Hours, to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, to E.P. Thompson's writings on time and capitalism, to Yoko Ono's performance art. These poems attempt to make the powerful abstraction of time visceral; to turn time into a room we might enter together and explore.
Stefania Heim is author of the poetry collections HOUR BOOK (Ahsahta Press, 2019) and A TABLE THAT GOES ON FOR MILES (Switchback Books 2014), selected by Brenda Shaughnessy as winner of the Gatewood Prize. Geometry of Shadows, her volume of translations of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico's Italian poems, will be published by APS Books in 2019. A founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation and a former poetry editor of Boston Review, her poems, essays, and translations have appeared widely, in publications including A Public Space, Ghost Proposal, Harvard Review, Jacket2, Paris Review, and Textual Practice.Author City: BELLINGHAM, WA USA