Poetry. Dana Killmeyer's first collection of poetry, and the follow-up to her critically well-received novel PARADISE, OR THE PART THAT DIES (2006), is a startling and assured collection of poetry. Dealing with themes of love, loss, hope, and failure, Killmeyer's writing has been compared to Samuel Beckett and Sylvia Plath, though it seems to speak to a more modern era. Pendulums is a book that has been fostered over a period of years, with many of the poems appearing for the first time in print. PENDULUMS OF EUPHORIA makes the important case that Killmeyer is not only a prose writer that matters, but a poet as well.
Dana Killmeyer was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1978. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in fiction writing. She spent two years living and working on farms before she returned to Pittsburgh. Paradise, or the part that dies is her first novel.Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA