A Constellation of Kisses

A Constellation of Kisses

by Diane Lockward (Editor)

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Overview

A kiss is never just a kiss—heat-seeking, information bearing, coded. In this inspired collection, poet and editor Diane Lockward has assembled over 100 poems about kisses written by many of our best contemporary poets. You’ll find kisses longed for, kisses auditioned, kisses rehearsed. Ritualistic kissing. Delicious kissing. Kissing that comforts the grieving. Kissing that blesses a union … Kisses in this anthology may be romantic or funny or comforting or erotic or mournful—and more … We may hope that kissing always begins in delight and keeps on being delightful. But the truth, of course, is otherwise. This is, after all, a constellation of kisses … May there be no end to the most genuine kisses, the right kisses, the ones that are good and meant for us to savor. And while we’re at it, let’s wish for no end to poems about kissing. (from the Foreword by Lee Upton)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947896178
Publisher: Terrapin Books
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Diane Lockward is the editor of three poetry craft books, most recently The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics (Terrapin Books, 2018). She is also the author of four poetry books, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement (Wind Publications, 2016). Her awards include the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, a poetry fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a Woman of Achievement Award. Her poems have been included in such journals as Harvard Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac, and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry. She is the founder, editor, and publisher of Terrapin Books.

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