Tyler Mills - Hawk Parable, Lindsay Bernal - What It Doesn't Have to Do With, & Kelly Forsythe - Perennial — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hawk Parable (University of Akron, $15.95)

Mills won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for her collection, Tongue Lyre. Her second, awarded the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize, combines family history with larger national and international events for a powerful exploration of conscience, war, and the human impact on the natural world. The poems start with the question of Mills’s grandfather’s involvement in the Nagasaki mission; using language drawn from declassified nuclear test films, survivor accounts of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, scientific studies of bird migrations through the Nevada Test Site, and her grandfather's letters, Mills traces the emotional, environmental, and political fallout of the nuclear era.

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Lindsay Bernal

What It Doesn’t Have to Do With (University of Georgia, $19.95)

Bernal has coordinated and taught in the creative writing program at the University of Maryland for more than ten years, meanwhile publishing poems in Blackbird, Gulf Coast, OVERSOUND, Tikkun, and other journals. In her distinctive first collection, she unleashes a wry wit to explore changing views on gender and sexuality. Drawing on a wide range of cultural references—Ezra Pound, Mark Rothko, Louise Bourgeois, and Morrissey—Bernal tests notions of the objectification of women in art and links them to narratives of personal crisis.

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Kelly Forsythe

Perennial (Coffee House, $16.95)

What happens to children who experience violence in a school—a place they should be safe? Do they learn that there’s no safety? Do they carry the trauma with them forever? In her thoroughly researched and deeply felt first collection of poems, Forsythe, founder of the online journal Phantom Limb, revisits the 1999 Columbine shootings. Recounting the event from the perspectives of killers, victims, and distant bystanders, such as her younger self, Forsythe cuts through the reflexive outrage and emotional fatigue that so often characterizes our responses to school shootings. As she conveys the moment in all its shocking immediacy, she raises urgent questions about innocence, limits, and the scars such incidents leave not only on those it affects directly, but on the larger culture as well.

 

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Hawk Parable: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781629221052
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Published: University of Akron Press - April 22nd, 2019

What It Doesn't Have to Do with: Poems (National Poetry) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820353944
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2018

Perennial Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895170
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 7th, 2018

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