Poetry. In APPLIES TO ORANGES, Maureen Thorson's debut full-length collection of poems, oranges, spiders, tourists, and a Zenith television conspire to turn the conventions of narrative on its side. These poems fracture and refract narrative by crafting a story from seemingly absurd symbols whose recursive use defies coherence, but expand the imagination by gradually revealing an anachronistic, nostalgic, and cinematic world. The precision of these poems transforms a simple escapist fantasy into an internalized landscape that reveals both humor and sadness with successive repetition.
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Maureen Thorson is the author of the full-length poetry collections MY RESIGNATION (Shearsman Books, 2014) and APPLIES TO ORANGES (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), as well as a number of chapbooks, including Mayport, for which she was awarded the Poetry Society of America's national chapbook fellowship for 2006. Her work has appeared in journals including Columbia Poetry Review, Conduit, Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Hat, The Rumpus, and 6x6. Maureen is the poetry editor of Open Letters Monthly, an online critical review, and founded NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA