Illuminated Creatures: Winner of the 2022 New Women's Voices Competition

Illuminated Creatures: Winner of the 2022 New Women's Voices Competition

by Angela Sucich
Illuminated Creatures: Winner of the 2022 New Women's Voices Competition

Illuminated Creatures: Winner of the 2022 New Women's Voices Competition

by Angela Sucich

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Overview

"We keep our animals locked / in pages." Through Illuminated Creatures, the award-winning chapbook and modern interpretation of a medieval bestiary, Angela Sucich explores personal and human experiences using the frame of animal lore, taking inspiration from but also interrogating the dubious stories and illustrations that brought the creatures to life in old manuscripts. Poems play with the structures and constraints of poetic forms, especially syllabic verse, as well as more thematic boundaries and the questions they raise. What is in our nature and what can change? Who do our bodies belong to? What is on the other side of loss? What stories are our lives telling us, and how do we write new ones? Especially when "[a] myth is a danger, too, kept warm and intact by the telling." Winner of the 2022 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition. Finalist for the 2022 Saguaro Poetry Prize and the 2022 Cutbank Chapbook Contest.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798888383698
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 10/06/2023
Series: New Women's Voices , #172
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Angela Sucich is a writer and poet living in Leavenworth, Washington. Her poetry chapbook, Illuminated Creatures, won the 2022 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition and was a finalist for the Saguaro Poetry Prize and honorably mentioned for the Cutbank Chapbook Contest. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from the University of Washington and has taught writing and literature courses at multiple academic institutions. Her poems and short prose have appeared in such journals as Nimrod International Journal, Cave Wall, Atlanta Review, and Whale Road Review. Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, a Best New Poets, and an Orison Books Best Spiritual Literature Award, she was honorably mentioned for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry in 2021.
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