"To live inside Maggie Queeney's settler is to be unraveled, bewitched, drawn back to the wonders of words and what we invent with them. In the words of Diane Seuss, 'There is something to be said for a boundary. There is also something to be said for an unbinding.' Through the poems' collective speaker, the reader is implied and thus invited to turn and return with Queeney, backward toward reverberations of grief and the genesis of language, forward toward birth and reinvention, 'The scream of the new voice / invading the old room.' These are holy sonnets for a new generation—Queeney reimagines form, challenging staid ideas of confinement, to gaze toward an edgy horizon, marveling at the sanctity of making, of language, of the human body, of pleasure and pain, of animal and earth."—Jenny Molberg
Maggie Queeney is a writer, visual artist, and educator. Recipient of the 2019 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, The Ruth Stone Scholarship, and a 2019 Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago, her recent work can be found in Hayden's Ferry Review, Colorado Review, and American Poetry Review, among others. She reads and writes in Chicago, where she was born.
Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA