Poetry. California Interest. A mesmerizing exploration of the intensity and power of volcanoes in personal, geologic, and spiritual time. PERSONAL VOLCANO explores the history of volcano-related catastrophes worldwide, meditating on ecopoetics and climate catastrophes to come. Volcanoes have caused famines, even extinctions—yet, in the context of geologic time, much like human beings, they take up barely a moment.
Laura Moriarty's recent books are PERSONAL VOLCANO (2019), Verne & Lemurian Objects (2017), The Fugitive Notebook (2014), WHO THAT DIVINES (2014), A TONALIST (2010), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007, and the novel ULTRAVIOLETA (2006). Her awards include Poetry Center Book Award, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry, a New Langton Arts Award in Literature and a Fund for Poetry grant. She lives in Richmond, California.Author City: RICHMOND, CA USA