Poetry. "This moving mosaic of the 1904 World's Fair carries the poignancy of an old family album, a presence at once here and gone. Through the poet's pitch-perfect ear and keen eye for the voices, vantages and scraps of the actual, come souvenirs of real lives transfixed in the glare of a triumphant technology's artificial light."—Eleanor Wilner
First Book Award Winner 2008, selected by Harryette Mullen
About the Author
Holly Iglesias is the winner of the 2008 Kore Press First Book Award. She is a poet and translator of Spanish whose work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Prose Poem, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Massachusetts Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has been awarded fellowships by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is the author of two chapbooks, Hands-On Saints and Good Long Enough, winner of Thorngate Road's Frank O'Hara Prize. A critical work, BOXING INSIDE THE BOX: WOMEN'S PROSE POETRY, was published by Quale Press. She teaches at University of North Carolina-Asheville and at Warren Wilson College.