Bonfire Opera: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series)

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Bonfire Opera: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series)

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Winner, 2021 Northern California Book AwardFinalist, 2021 Patterson Poetry Prize
Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide: where a desert meets the sea, a civilization, no-man’s land. Here in Bonfire Opera, grief and Eros grapple in the same domain. A bullet-hole through the heart, a house full of ripe persimmons, a ghost in a garden. Coyotes cry out on the hill, and lovers find themselves kissing, “bee-stung, drunk” in the middle of road. Here, the dust is holy, as is the dark, unknown. These are poems that praise the impossible, wild world, finding beauty in its wake.

Danusha Laméris is the author of The Moons of August, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press poetry prize and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Book Award. Some of her poems have been published in: The Best American Poetry,The New York Times,TheAmerican Poetry Review, Tin House, The Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares. She teaches poetry independently, and is the current Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, California.

ISBN: 9780822966050

ISBN-10: 9780822966050

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Publication Date: 02/25/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/25/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 62

Language: English


Poetry / American / African American & Black

Poetry / Women Authors

Poetry / American