Poetry. Women's Studies. The poems in Catherine Pierce's new DANGER DAYS celebrate our planet while also bearing witness to its collapse. In poems steeped deep in the 21st century, Pierce weaves superblooms and Legos, gun violence and ghosts, glaciers and contaminant masks, urging us to look closely at both the horror and beauty of our world. As Pierce writes in "Planet," "I'm trying to see this place even as I'm walking through it."
Catherine Pierce is the author of four books of poems: DANGER DAYS (Saturnalia Books, 2020), THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD (Saturnalia Books, 2016), THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR (Saturnalia Books, 2012), and FAMOUS LAST WORDS (Saturnalia Books, 2008), winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Both THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD and THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize. A chapbook, Animals of Habit (Kent State University Press), was published in 2004.Author City: STARKVILLE, MS USA