Poetry. In her first full-length collection of poems, THE WIFE OF THE LEFT HAND, the poet Nancy Kuhl explores the lyric possibilities found within the sometimes narrow space of the domestic interior, caught between the quotidian and the uncanny. In language that is by turns sensual and spare, elegant and oneiric, the images and music of this collection reveal and recast the daily ambiguities of living with others, "the fragile arrangement all blue / at the seams," and the uncertain line between the hidden and the apparent, like a "house / with its unswerving spine exposed."
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Nancy Kuhl is the author of the poetry collections SUSPEND (2010) and THE WIFE OF THE LEFT HAND (20017), both from Shearsman Books, and ERICA VAN HORN: THE BOOK REMEMBERS EVERYTHING (Granary Books and Coracle Press, 2011). Her chapbook In the Arbor was winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published by Kent State University Press. Her work has appeared in Verse, FENCE, Phoebe, Puerto del Sol, Cream City Review, The Journal, Shearsman, and other magazines. She is co-editor of Phylum Press, an independent publisher of innovative poetry, and is the Assistant Curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Author City: NEW HAVEN, CT USA