Poetry. Told in an age we can't quite put our finger on, the poems in Lisa Ciccarello's debut collection twist up from tales of witchcraft and the punishing morals of the Newgate Calendar. Vulnerable in the darkness as the dead watch behind salt-lined windows, we are led to explore a world of simple objects through a complex fog of cruelty and longing, strength and feebleness, folklore and familial traditions. Violence, love, death, jealousy, sex, and shadows fill the pages of AT NIGHT. If you seek comfort, you will find none here.
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Lisa Ciccarello is the author of AT NIGHT (Black Ocean, 2015) as well as several chapbooks, including "Chief!" (InkPress), Worth is the Wrong Word (Black Cake Records), & the forthcoming I only thought of the farm (DoubleCross Press). Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Denver Quarterly, PEN Poetry Series, Handsome, Big Lucks, Corduroy Mtn. & The Volta, among others. She edits poetry at draft: The Journal of Process. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA