Sunday, June 18, 2017

Close FIre

The second chapbook of our 2016/2017 season is Your Hand Has Fixed the Firmament by Kolleen Carney. We were attracted to this collection because it’s personal and accessible, but it’s not overly earnest or “heartfelt.” It has weight. Kolleen’s verse—full of Southern California touchstones—plays on the oft-explored tropes of “relationship” poetry and takes them in different directions. Her poetry is full of emotional trapdoors, and you can explore them. 

From “You Said the Fire Was Closer Than You Thought”:

“Seeds had been waiting for years
for their moment
fire opened life
the promise of new growth
in fifty years that hill will be lush again
it just takes a long time
did you know that”


Available now under Titles page!

Posted by Scott