Poetry. This debut collection of poems both fascinated with and distracted by our impending endings and leave-takings, the loneliness of animals, and "how the histories of things eat." These poems populate empty parking lots and seaside pawnshops and depart from a port at Deadhorse, Alaska. A narwhal gives cryptic advice to those requiring guidance on eulogies, arctic travel, and extracting minerals from ghosts. Allison Titus presents us with quiet meditations on how absence often remains fixed as longing, a red thread knotted at the wrist.
"Former Automotive Plant " @ Verse DailyJake Adam York @ Ron Slate's On the SeawallSara C. Rauch @ NewPagesMarc Schuster @ Small Press ReviewsDavid Carillo in Octopus MagazineKatie Byrum @ Gulf CoastSandra Beasley @ BlackbirdJessica Bozek @ Galatea ResurrectsAmelia Klein @ Boston Review
Allison Titus is the author of one previous collection of poems, SUM OF EVERY LOST SHIP (CSU Press) and a novel, The Arsonist's Song Has Nothing To Do With Fire (Etruscan Press). Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Tin House, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. In 2011 she was the recipient of a fellowship from the NEA. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is at work on a book of poems about tears and the history of crying.Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA