Poetry. Dazzling new poems by Star Black. A shocked, funny, tender despondency ripples through Star Black's new collection as it cartwheels from the newspaper headlines after Donald Trump's 2016 victory to the intimacy of personal elegy. A spirited examination, THE POPULAR VOTE moves with casual spontaneity and verve, pressuring language into a performance of surprising, invigorating movements across syntax and line. From meditations on love, skyscapes, and cultural and personal loss, the poems in THE POPULAR VOTE reach out to the sleep-deprived majority of Americans who are governed by a president they didn't vote for. The result is a poetry collection full of vision and insight.
Star Black is the author of several books of poetry: THE POPULAR VOTE (Saturnalia Books, 2019), VELLEITY'S SHADE (Saturnalia Books, 2010), WATERWORN, Balefire, Ghostwood and Double Time, as well as a book of collaged texts, October for Idas. Her poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present, and 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11. She has taught at The New School, Stony Brook University, has lectured at the Bennington Writers Seminars, and is the co-founder of the KGB Bar Poetry Series in the East Village. She works in New York City as a photographer and visual artist.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA