Poetry. FOR HUNGER, the follow-up to Margaret Ronda's award-winning first book, PERSONIFICATION, offers a fierce look at the interiors of motherhood, examining what it means to become a mother and lose a mother. Centering on hunger, these vivid and crushing poems explore the mourning process and its relationship to time and nature. From its intimate lyric meditations on birth, motherhood, and parenting to poems that measure the affective patterns of mourning against seasons, constellations, tides, and reproductive gestation, these intimate poems dwell in the drifts, uncanny repetitions, and shocks that characterize the strange temporality of loss.
Margaret Ronda is the author of two books of poems, FOR HUNGER and PERSONIFICATION, and a critical study, Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End. Her poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, The Columbia Poetry Review, Pool, Gulf Coast, and other journals. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of California-Davis.Author City: DAVIS, CA USA