by Kristin Bock




Poetry. Kristin Bock's first published collection of poetry, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, highlights her intriguingly spare, economical verse. Her lines are subliminally infused with gothic imagery and visceral insights. She is compellingly original, and each poem is liberally seasoned with shrewd observations and raw, emotional truths. "Poetry comes unbidden and it comes by design, with desire. Bock's book catches poetry as it holds our attention so that we remember why we go looking for what poetry offers in the first place. I love this book's adamant attentions and unashamed ardors. When she writes, 'And who records such things?' we know it is, for one, the poet who's written CLOISTERS"--Dara Wier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932195552
Publisher: Tupelo Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 69
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 5.94(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Born in 1969, Kristin Bock grew up in the small farm town of Woodbury, CT. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Southern Connecticut State University, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she teaches. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines and journals, including Columbia, The Seattle Review, Prairie Schooner, The Black Warrior Review, and FENCE. She lives with her husband, artist Geoffrey Kostecki, in Montague, MA, where they refurbish religious murals and sculptural iconography for churches throughout New England. Bock is a contributing editor to the literary magazine Bateau, and a 2006 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow.

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