Find the Girl

Find the Girl

by Lightsey Darst
     
 

"Find the Girl is a book of poems as urgent as its title. . . . Here we have an important new poetic voice, one that fully earns Louis Zukofsky's observation that, in poetry, ‘The story must exist in each word or it cannot go on.’”—Laura Kasischke, author of The Life Before Her Eyes

From Snow White to the Yde Girl and Helen

Overview

"Find the Girl is a book of poems as urgent as its title. . . . Here we have an important new poetic voice, one that fully earns Louis Zukofsky's observation that, in poetry, ‘The story must exist in each word or it cannot go on.’”—Laura Kasischke, author of The Life Before Her Eyes

From Snow White to the Yde Girl and Helen of Troy to JonBenét, this lurid and lyrical debut explores the transition from girlhood to womanhood and America’s almost pornographic fascination with missing and exploited children.

Editorial Reviews

Dana Jennings
This is a vital poetry of the Deep South…ripe with bones, blood and bogs, Snow Whites, Gretels and debutantes all stirred into a harrowing stew of lust, dusk and summer.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566892445
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Lightsey Darst is a writing instructor, dance critic, and dancer who lives in Minneapolis where she curates a writers' salon. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, her poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Diagram, Gulf Coast, Monkey Bicycle, New Letters, and elsewhere. Find the Girl is her first collection.

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