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The Eden of Perhaps

The Eden of Perhaps

by Agnes Vojta
The Eden of Perhaps

The Eden of Perhaps

by Agnes Vojta


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Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany, spent a few years in

California, Oregon, and England, and now lives in Rolla,

Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T. Her

first poetry collection Porous Land was published in 2019

by Spartan Press.

The Eden of Perhaps is equal parts vulnerable and fierce

with a subtle touch of humor, a deep twist of desire, and

twin scoops of heartache and hope. A moving collection

of poems for women on the edge of breaking open, standing

on the ledge of possibility, their hearts in their hands.”

—Molly Remer, Brigid’s Grove

“John Gardner once said that there are only two basic plots:

a stranger comes to town and a person goes on a trip.

In her strong new collection, Agnes Vojta takes her readers

on a trip which moves from the personal to the mythic.

Her tone ranges from pensive to giddy, but she is always

bringing the reader, out/into the world/towards adventure.

—Mike James, author of Jumping Drawbridges

in Technicolor and Parades

“In The Eden of Perhaps, Agnes Vojta explores identity

through poems of hunger, atonement, and transformation.

In her poem “Muse” she discovers One day the universe

/ had enough of me / not listening… woke me up with a

sonic boom…and shouted What are you waiting for? In

“Rules for Pruning,” she observes So, in cutting back, /

you shape the future. In “Alter Ego,” she confesses life was

simpler / before she / appeared. Ultimately, she finds a

quiet triumph in accepting and loving the woman she

wants to become. Rather than consuming one and moving

on to the next, these meditations are meant to be held on

the tongue and savored.”

—Dianne Borsenik, author of Raga for What

Comes Next (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952411007
Publisher: Spartan Press
Publication date: 03/05/2020
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)

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