Poetry. California Interest. Hannah Dow's debut poetry collection, ROSARIUM, is a series of beautiful interrogations. In precise, luminous language, Dow engages the mysteries of faith as a catalyst for meditations on the contradictory human condition—our knot of body and spirit. These poems engage the inexplicable, attempting to articulate the tension between doubt and a longing for certainty, between belief in the potency of language and acceptance of its failures. Yet these lyrics never evaporate into abstraction. They pulse with the particular. Postcards that read as prayers (spoken without hope of response) lead us around the corporeal world through vastly different landscapes—from Mississippi, to California, to Europe, to the Middle East—showing how place shapes us, how the mind cannot escape the body.
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Hannah Dow received her PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Pleaides, North American Review, Cincinnati Review, and Ninth Letter, among others. She currently serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, and reads for Ploughshares. Originally from New Hampshire, she currently resides in Southern California.Author City: COSTA MESA, CA USA