Poetry. Women's Studies. Elyse Fenton's follow-up to her critically acclaimed first book furthers the great themes of women in wartime. From intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war, to its explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war, these lush poems of the human interior always put themselves in harm's way, for there the poet finds the truest meanings. SWEET INSURGENT, winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize, is a book of vivid and crushing lyric poems, each one landing like a mortar to the earth.
Elyse Fenton is the author of the poetry collections CLAMOR, winner of the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize, and SWEET INSURGENT (Saturnalia 2017), winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Best New Poets, American Poetry Review, Pleiades, Brain, Child, and Prairie Schooner, and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and PRI's The World.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA