Poetry. SANDHOUR, the follow-up to Rob Ostrom's award-winning Ritual and Bit, offers a brave and intimate look at the interiors of family, home, place, trauma, and childhood. With gravitas and deep concentration, the poems of SANDHOUR startle and shine. Highly artful in their approach to syntax, these vivid and crushing poems stand out (as Ostrom's poems often do) for their ability to distill and rearrange the traditional lyric meditation. Occasionally, there are poets so original that they chart a course for us as readers, inventing for us (seemingly in real time) the forms that best reveal the larger mythologies at work. SANDHOUR is unlike anything you will read this year.
Robert Ostrom is the author of the poetry book SANDHOUR (Saturnalia Books, 2019). His previous books include Ritual and Bit and THE YOUNGEST BUTCHER IN ILLINOIS (YesYes Books, 2012). He lives in Queens and teaches at New York City College of Technology. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA