Poetry. Restless and exhilarating, Lexa Hillyer's inaugural collection, ACQUAINTED WITH THE COLD, showcases preoccupations with the intersection of the natural world and the urban setting. Assorted odes addressed to the months of the year constellate the collection, determining the emotional seasons of the book. These are poems of longing and mystery and meaning-making. Through her poems, Hillyer invites the reader to live life more fully, to delve into the wild possibilities open to us all.
"In ACQUAINTED WITH THE COLD we are introduced to an important new voice in poetry. Lexa Hillyer's poetic gifts and ambitions are fierce. Full of vivid imagery and memorable music, these poems surprise, move, and sing. I feel I have been waiting a long time to read this wonderful collection."—Laura Kasischke
|Publisher:||Bona Fide Books|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Lexa Hillyer received her BA in English from Vassar College and her MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She was the recipient of the Inaugural Poetry Prize from Tusculum Review and the First Prize in Poetry from Brick & Mortar Review, and was named one of the Best New Poets of 2012 (University of Virginia Press) by Matthew Dickman. She worked as an editor at both Harper Collins and Penguin, and is co-founder of boutique literary incubator Paper Lantern Lit. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a very skinny orange tree.