Mistaken For Song
Tara Bray

Winner of 2008 Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize

Even amidst a constant ache, the poems in Mistaken for Song do not refuse solace. Instead, they find consolation, communion, and even joy in the untamed natural world, rendered at every turn by Tara Bray’s pitch-perfect ear for heartbreaking music.

“I’m astonished, and thrilled, by the ferocity of Tara Bray’s poems, their untamed wants and hungers. Again and again in this ravishing first book, the poet longs for connection with the world, particularly the natural world.”
—Davis McCombs

...a book deeply grounded in both our human and nonhuman stories. Although there is grief at the core of many of these poems, their emotional accuracy, contemplative wisdom, and powers of observation offer a hard-won solace, and they take us on a journey so rich and necessary we experience a kind of joy.”
—Beth Ann Fennelly

Tara Bray has published poems in Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a State of Nevada Individual Artist Fellowship and a Sierra Arts Foundation Literary Artist Grant. She currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Paperback / $14.00 (Can $15.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-347-1 / 70 pages / Poetry