In the tradition of Dorothy Allison, these poems find power in their renderings of an abused Southern girlhood.
Winner of the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, this potent collection revisits a backwoods Virginia marred by sexual violence. In explosive poems, which explore the confluence of trauma and desire, Heather Derr-Smith reclaims a troubled past, empowering the present through an unlikely chorus of grace and fury.
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About the Author
Heather Derr Smith is the author of three previous collections of poems, mostly recently Tongue Screw. She lives and teaches in Des Moines, Iowa.