Poetry. Hannah Larrabee's WONDER TISSUE immerses us in intricacy and intimacy, from a frozen mummy to the jostling at the "junction of rail car bones." In a notable range of poems we are bidden to Hieronymus Bosch haunting the eco-migrations of trees. To imaginary conceits of the poet's car when she's not there. To consider Peter, a frail Apostle led down a corridor to acknowledge the White Nose Syndrome currently killing bats. Deft poems survey the vast and minute, by story and analysis, unifying right hemisphere, left hemisphere, giving notice to a reader perhaps drawn too inward by the pixels of a surrogate cosmos that a "Braille of history" waits just outside the open window.
Hannah Larrabee grew up on a blueberry farm in Maine, and somehow studied poetry with Charles Simic. Her chapbook Murmuration (Seven Kitchens Press) is part of the Robin Becker Series for LGBTQ poets. She's had work appear in The Adirondack Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Bomb Cyclone, Lambda Literary Spotlight, Nixes Mate, Barren Magazine, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. Hannah was selected by NASA to see the James Webb Space Telescope in person and her poems were displayed at Goddard Space Center. She has been awarded an Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway in 2020. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire.Author City: SALEM, MA USA