"These are the poems of a full-grown prodigy, spirit-haunted and profound. One reads this work to fathom the truth of the most unaffected clarities of the human condition, elegant, mere, savage in its simplicity. Little Savage attains the grace of accuracy, and brilliantly."—Lucie Brock-Broido
"Her subjects are strong and deep and very close to the nerve ends. She writes as though she’s speaking only to me, because she knows what I want to know."—Charles Wright
"Like . . . Rilke, Fragos exults in her discovered awarness: I need the other / the way a virus / needs a host. Rather, she embues, she infects all of us with the consciousness that there are no single souls: we are not alone."—Richard Howard
"Emily Fragos’s poems are mysterious. Her songs make me confess to myself. In her poems, you find the God’s honest truth like wildflowers. Her poems are ferocious and saintly (you must remember, one saint, Saint Julian, murdered his mother and father, not a problem with Emily.) She is somehow self-born, which is my way of saying her poems are unique, singular, necessary—wonder-full poems, very good dogs."—Stanley Moss
Emily Fragos is the recipient of the Witter Bynner Poetry Prize from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She is the author of three acclaimed books of poetry, Saint Torch, Hostage, and Little Savage, and the editor of seven poetry anthologies for The Everyman’s Pocket Library: Music’s Spell, Art & Artists, The Great Cat, The Dance, The Letters of Emily Dickinson, Poems of Gratitude, and Poems of Paris. She has also written numerous articles on music and dance, and served as guest poetry editor for Guernica. Emily Fragos has taught at Columbia University, Yale, and NYU. She lives in New York City.
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