Poetry. Saunier takes us home where we use a bandsaw to do battle with a Smithfield ham, prepare for a road trip to an unknown sea town where a dearly beloved will nurse a tumor, and where death patiently reads The New York Times. TIPS FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL is an elegy, but it's also a guide for navigating the domestic lands of the childhood home, the body, and the objects that remain.
Hayden Saunier's first collection of poetry, TIPS FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Award and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2009. She won the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Rattle Poetry Prize, both in 2011, and her work has appeared in 5 A.M., Beloit Poetry Journal, Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Smartish Pace, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry and on the poetry site, Verse Daily. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Hayden is also an actress with extensive theatre, film and television credits, including The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary and Hack. Her new collection of poetry, Say Luck, was recently awarded the Gell Poetry Prize and will be published in October 2013. Author City: DOYLESTOWN, PA USA