“[Paula] Bohince is more naturalist than romantic, meaning that her poems above all honor their dark side, their realism, their edge.”—Stanley Plumly
Spanning decades and set on a decrepit farm, Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods begins with a speaker invoking her dead father. As details are gradually uncovered, we learn the father was murdered by a trusted laborer.
Paula Bohince has received a “Discovery”/The Nation Award in 2007, the Grolier Poetry Prize, and grants from the Puffin and the Ludwig Vogelstein foundations. In 2008, Bohince will be the Amy Clampitt Resident Fellow in Massachusetts. She lives in Pennsylvania.
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About the Author
Bohince grew up in rural Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and New York University's Graduate Creative Writing Program. Additional poems are forthcoming in The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Yale Review. She received a "Discovery"/The Nation Award in 2007. She has taught at New York University, The New School, and elsewhere.