Poetry. Beeder's third collection, AND SO WAX WAS MADE & ALSO HONEY brims with lyrical invention and dark wit. In this lush universe, Hermes moonlights as a process server and malaria croons a love song; saints emerge from beans while Kronos and Eros argue at a local bar: "love's nothing/but glimmer-to-wither, dawn's fireflies expired." In language singularly baroque and hypnotic, Beeder takes us on a wild poetic adventure: this book is, as Dana Levin says, a treasure-house wizarding through time, through landscapes ancient and present, real and reimagined: gold mine to Victorian graveyard, a fair's midway to The House of Être, from late Holocene out to the farthest buoy.
Amy Beeder is the author of Burn the Field and Now Make An Altar (Carnegie Mellon University Press). A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a Discovery, The Nation Award and a James Merrill Fellowship, she has worked as a creative writing instructor, freelance writer, reporter, political asylum specialist, sous-chef, high-school teacher in West Africa, and an election and human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, The Southern Review and many other journals. She lives in Albuquerque.Author City: ALBUQUERQUE, NM USA