Winner of the 2010 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award; A Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection
Each prose poem in this extraordinary volume is an impassioned letter to a nameless editor from a poet seeking publication for her poems about chess, sainthood, and the poet’s lonely childhood. Taken individually, the poems display a dazzling originality; together, they form an exquisite exploration of memory and longing.
“For all its conceptual cleverness, [Dear Editor] succeeds in exploring the limitations of language, as well as themes of martyrdom, innocence and faith.”
—Angela Sundstrom, Time Out New York
“[Dear Editor] is a complex, nuanced, and stimulating work.”
“A poet who has attained true mastery in her ability to play with language.”
Amy Newman has published four poetry collections, mostly recently On This Day in Poetry History. She is editor of Ancora Imparo: A Journal of Arts, Process, and Remnant, and Professor of English at Northern Illinois University.
Paperback / $15.00 (Can $16.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-387-7 / 88 pages / Poetry
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