The Wild Night Dress: Poems

The Wild Night Dress: Poems

by Laura McCullough


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Finalist, 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Billy Collins

“A graceful synthesis of poetry and science.”

—Billy Collins

Laura McCullough finds passage through the darkest times as she loses, in short order, her mother and her marriage. Through her near unbearable grief, she creates poems that slip between science and nature as she grasps at coordinates in a world spun out of its orbit. From the God Particle to toroidal vortexes, from the slippery linguistics of translation to the translation of the body, McCullough brings readers to the mystery of surrender, and the paradox that what we bear can make us more beautiful, that there is a gift in grief.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682260272
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Series: Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 680,234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Laura McCullough is the author or editor of several books, including, most recently, Jersey Mercy. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Georgia Review, American Poetry ReviewSouthern Review, Prairie Schooner, and many other journals and magazines. She teaches at Brookdale Community College, and she is the founding editor of Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations.

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