Chatwin Books, September 2018. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" New. Item #00547743
In this beautiful collection, the poems carry a quiet power rooted in nature, place, and family. “August” captures the essence of what makes this author, and her work, so unforgettable: Sighing as I go, exhaling summer’s heat— I’m done. Done introducing the goldenrod to the roadside society of asters. My final act. September wakes now to a blue like no other, a glazed transparency, the sunlight downright urgent on the backs of blackbirds. The river sparkles hard, as though an unglimpsed immortality pressed up from below. As though. Jessica Hornik lives and writes in a hamlet in upstate New York. Her poems have appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Poetry, the New Republic, National Review, the TLS, and the Yale Review. She earned degrees from Cornell University and New York University. The mother of two sons, she lives with her husband in a house on the Mohawk River, a few miles from where she grew up.