Poetry. Funny and fiery, this second collection will restore your faith in the power of small stories to shift our minds to bigger knowing. Says Emily Kendal Frey, "The voice here is friends with its sadness and yet we are yanked, with fierce exultance, up and through joy, too. Mashed and battered, held and protected, these words are life, and a life that asks, 'What harms us more than our hope?'"
"Cinematic, darkly funny, & seductively sad—watching Julia Story cut these twisty, glinting shapes out of silence is like watching a kirigami artist summon a life-size funnel cloud out of a single sheet of paper. SPINSTER FOR HIRE is sublime—so full of finely-tuned truth, it practically levitates."—Karyna McGlynn
"SPINSTER FOR HIRE is an antidote to modern noise—a long, late-night walk that leaves us wondering how we got here. Against a backdrop of existential isolation, Story points out constellations. Maybe they mean something, and if not, these poems shepherd us through the mystery."—Rob McDonald
Julia Story is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books) and the chapbooks The Trapdoor (dancing girl press) and Julie the Astonishing (Sixth Finch Books). Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in many publications including Gulf Coast, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Diode, and The New Yorker. She is from Indiana and now lives in Massachusetts.Author City: SOMERVILLE, MA USA