Dido in Winter
Driven by a resolute sense of exploration, the exquisite poems in Anne Shaw’s new collection excavate both physical and emotional landscapes, together constituting a mapping of the senses in which rapture and disillusionment shadow each other. This book searches for truth beyond beauty by a poet who shines increasingly bright.
“Anne Shaw writes as if there is no decorum to language at all; her poems will leave you feeling worried and wild, lucidly drunk, gussied up and patted down. This book is a deliriously confusing part of town where you don’t know the bus routes and there are no cabs to be had. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
“In Dido in Winter, Shaw finds a taut, hard joy in her engagements with language. Her poems embody despair and defiance in equal measure.”
Anne Shaw is the author of Undertow, which won the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared widely in such journals such as Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, and Prairie Schooner. Recipient of an MFA in poetry from George Mason University, she is currently pursuing an MFA in sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Paperback / $15.95 (Can $17.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-429-4 / 84 pages / Poetry
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