Fixed Star

Fixed Star

by Suzanne Frischkorn
Fixed Star

Fixed Star

by Suzanne Frischkorn


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Finalist, 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award

The opening poem, "Cuban Polymita," from which the title Fixed Star arises, serves as the scaffolding device for Frischkorn's manuscript. Like the beautiful painted snails it references, the book, too, is a series of spirals: mainly, a pair of sonnet coronas whose recursive lines twine through the manuscript, both framing and bracing it. Navigating splits in language, geography, government, culture, and family-Frischkorn guides us through poems that are, contrapuntally, both luxuriant and lean. Swirling through this compact, honed manuscript is a series of citations (Shakespeare, John Cage, Muriel Rukeyser, John Keats, Normando Hernández González), and geographies (Cuba, Spain, Florida, Pennsylvania) that create transit across decades and differing terrains. Constellated with Latin jazz, jasper, sea glass, bougainvillea, contradanza, and coral reefs, Fixed Star is a brilliant treatise on violence, division, loss, longing, and the search for song. Simone Muench

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737513476
Publisher: JackLeg Press
Publication date: 09/15/2022
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Frischkorn is a Cuban-American poet. In addition to Fixed Star, she is the author of Girl on a Bridge, Lit Windowpane, (both from Main Street Rag Press) and five chapbooks. She is the recipient of The Aldrich Poetry Award for her chapbook Spring Tide, selected by Mary Oliver, an Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Writer's Center for her book Lit Windowpane, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. She is an Editor for $ -Poetry is Currency and serves on the Editorial Board. 
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