Winner of the 2021 Vassar Miller Prize, selected by Karl Kirchwey
The poet's fierce, honest reckoning with the mother he lost too early infuses the poems with urgency equal to their artistry. As for the artistry, the music and precision of each poem's construction are deft, true, and absorbing. It’s a book you can inhabit, and that likely will inhabit you.
*semifinalist Poetry Society of Virginia North American Book Award
*shortlisted for the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards