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House and Fire (Apr Honickman 1st Book Prize)

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Publisher Comments:

"A child is very ill; there is a hospital. . . . The subject is as basic as a bowl and a nail, wood and a house, and a house on fire." —Fanny Howe, from the introduction

House and Fire is a mother's love song to her stricken young son, written over the years of his hospitalizations for an acute immune disorder. Maria Hummel is a poet of dazzling formal mastery, whose eerie, radiant lyrics and stories evoke the pediatric ward, California life, and the immortal, endangered world of childhood. This unforgettable debut was selected by Fanny Howe.

From "House and Fire":

for thirty-three years

I didn't make anything

with my body

and thenyour brother

and thenhe sickened

watching him sleephooked to tubes

an empty envelopeinside me

fills each dawnwith one long love letter

by night

it's mostly apology

A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry, Maria Hummel is the author of two novels and poetry and prose in Poetry, Narrative, and The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine. She teaches at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco, California.

Fanny Howe has written many books of poetry, and her Selected Poems (UC Press, 2000) won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

Synopsis:

House and Fire is the 2013 winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, chosen by Fanny Howe.

About the Author

Maria Hummel: A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry, Maria Hummel is the author of two novels, and poetry and prose in Poetry, Narrative, The Missouri Review, Pushcart Prizes XXXVI, and The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine. She teaches at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.

Fanny Howe: Fanny Howe has written many books of poetry, and her Selected Poems(UC Press, 2000) won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 2009 she received and Ruth Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Poetry Foundation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971898127
Author:
Hummel, Maria
Publisher:
American Poetry Review
Author:
Howe, Fanny
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
APR Honickman 1st Book Award
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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