Poetry. The poems of Holms Troelstrup's debut collection WITHIN MUTINY interrogate the gestation of loss within all embodied beings. In these poems, specific moments, plants, lovers, the unborn, and even cities grow intertwined with the self, mapping an interior—its emotional web of languages, surfaces, and memories. And yet, despite keen observation and our best efforts, nothing can be kept, and despite our reaching, nothing held. Troelstrup's poems reveal that, in their particular time, all beings are damned ever to ache, are sentenced eternally to hope.
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Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms's work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing in Central Illinois and resides in Bloomington, Illinois.Author City: BLOOMINGTON, IL USA