"Space, in Chains speaks in ghostly voices, fractured narratives, songs, prayers, and dark riddles as it moves through contemporary tragedies of grief and the complex succession of generations. In her eighth book of poetry, Laura Kasischke has pared theconstruction of her verse to its bones, leaving haunting language and a visceral strangeness of imagery. by turns mournful and celebratory, Kasischke's poetry insists upon asking hard questions that are courageously left unanswered."—Cover, p. .
From the winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize comes a collection of verse set mostly in Kraków, with poems focusing on the ponies of Ocracoke Island, the clouds in the air, a boy playing a violin and much more. By the author of Cusp.
This long poem may draw its name from the pair of probes now exiting our solar system, but its principal concern lay with the complexities of life on Earth. Among the many artifacts loaded onto the probes is a greeting to extraterrestrials from a man with a controversial past, former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Reddy takes a memoir written by Waldheim and blots out words, sculpting the older work into a reflection on history and humanity's long-standing questions.
Nikky Finney's poetry explores people and events in African American life: from Rosa Parks to Condoleezza Rice to a woman waiting for rescue on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina.
Peter Sis reimagines the 12th-century Persian poem The Conference of the Birds, fitting out an English translation with lavish illustrations. It's the harrowing story of thousands of birds on a perilous journey in search of a king. While Sis is best known for his many children's books, this book is his first intended for adults.