Poetry. "In a triptych of agile forms, this marvelous book faces the foreign frankly and openly, opening it up and making openings for it, ultimately bringing it within, without domesticating it even slightly. At its center is the truly astonishing 'open book,' written in a startlingly inventive hybrid genre that plays narrative off against rapid-fire associations and saucy meta-fictional echoes. The whole works seamlessly and shows an extremely accomplished poet surpassing herself to enter brand new territory, territory that manages to be both foreign and intimate at the same time"—Cole Swensen.
Valerie Coulton is the author of OPEN BOOK (Apogee Press, 2011), THE CELLAR DREAMER (Apogee Press, 2007), THE LILY BOOK (Fourteen Hills Press, 2004), and PASSING WORLD PICTURES (Apogee Press, 2003). Her work has appeared in Front Porch, kadar koli, NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Parthenon West Review, and e-poema, among other periodicals. She lives in Barcelona with the poet Edward Smallfield.Author City: BARCELONA SPA