First haircuts, first kisses, firstborn children. Never Before: Poems About First Experiences explores the ways in which the unknown becomes known. These poems evoke a sense of wonder at the world around us, and amazement at our ability to navigate through it, with all of the necessary bumps along the way. The voices of both established and emerging poets include Kim Addonizio, Stephen Dunn, Beth Ann Fennelly, Jennifer Grotz, Kimiko Hahn, Mark Halliday, Edward Hirsch, Meg Kearney, A. Van Jordan, Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Thomas Lux, Michael Ryan, and Gerald Stern, among many others. This is a diverse grouping and a generous and lively sampling work is showcased on the pages of this anthology.
|Publisher:||Four Way Books|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR grew up in Belgium and moved to the United States in 1987. Fluent in four languages, she published poems in French and Flemish. She is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (1997) and Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry (2001). Among other publications, her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Washington Post, AGNI, Georgia Review and Harvard Review, as well as in many anthologies. She was awarded a Fellowship at the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, was a writer in residence at Hamilton College and at the Vermont Studio Center. She teaches a graduate poetry workshop at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches at writers' conferences around the country. She lives in New York City.