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THE WISHING TOMB
By Amanda Auchter
Winner of the 2012 Perugia Press Prize
The Wishing Tomb is a love letter to New Orleans, that quintessential city of jazz and yellow fevers, of hurricanes and Creole cuisine. The poems show how we all are connected to our homes, how history sometimes escapes us, and how even in our tragedies, we can be made whole again by rebuilding and moving forward. The collection creates a portrait of America’s cultural, urban, and historical landscape, and Auchter finds those moments in a long history that magnify irony and wonder to create a morally serious whole. The writing has momentum, formal attention, and is obsessive in the best way.
The Wishing Tomb will be released in July 2012. Read More
By Ida Stewart
Winner of the 2011 Perugia Press Prize
Like the Appalachian mountain setting from which GLOSS arises, the language in this collection is in flux, full of paradox and thresholds, each word and line a peak or a range. “Ida Stewart’s marvelous debut is pitch-perfect,” says Terrance Hayes.