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Poems of solastalgia and change, Tayve Neese's evolution psalms moves from denial to acceptance exploring the individual and collective roles we as human beings must bear in this Age of the Anthropocene. Neese's poems call for a reconciliation with our own acts of violence from both a societal and personal facet so that we can "relearn how to speak / to one another." Often looking at the scientific through the lens of the spiritual and the spiritual through the lens of the scientific, evolution psalms explores the nature of attachment, emotionally and physically, moving away from grief toward contentment to cultivate a "Trust in the flesh's alteration, life-force's urn, / our salvation."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781955194013
Publisher: Saint Julian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2022
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Tayve Neese's work has appeared in journals and anthologies around the United States and abroad including "The Paris Review" (online edition), "Comstock Review", "Fourteen Hills", and "diode". Nominated for the Pushcart Prize; her work was also longlisted for the 2019 University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize in Australia. Her full-length collection of poems "Blood to Fruit" was published in 2015 and was a semi-finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. "Locust", a full-length collection of poems, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. "Evolution Psalms" was a finalist for the Hudson Poetry Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Neese is Co-founder and Co-executive Editor of Trio House Press and Primary Editor of The Banyan Review, an international, online journal. Neese Currently, resides on a barrier island off the coast of Florida.Visit her web page at for more information.

Octavio's visual work has been exhibited at the Southwest School of Art, Presa House Gallery, Equinox Gallery, UTRGV-Brownsville, the Weslaco Museum, Aanna Reyes Gallery in San Antonio, TX, Our Lady of the Lake University, AllState Almaguer art space in Mission, El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, The Walker's Gallery in San Marcos, TX, and in the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center / Black Box Theater in Austin, TX. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and is the regional editor for Texas Books in Review and poetry editor for The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism & for Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine. Octavio teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the M.A./M.F.A. program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
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