In her new poems, Collins explores our capacity for violence and subtle forms of cruelty, as well as the disturbing power of words themselves to hurt and divide us. But she also reminds us that the language of lyric is most restorative when it makes demands upon us; when it is, as in these deeply intelligent poems, both graceful and athletic.
Martha Collins is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently Because What Else Could I Do, which won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her other awards include fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, as well as three Pushcart Prizes and a Lannan Foundation residency fellowship.
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6.5 x 9.5, 132 pages