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Fire Pond (Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry)by Jessica Garratt
Synopses & Reviews
The Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry was inaugurated in 2003 to honor the late poet, a nationally recognized writer and former professor at the University of Utah, and is sponsored by the University of Utah Press and the University of Utah Department of English. Fire Pond is the 2008 prizewinning volume selected by this year’s judge, Medbh McGuckian, poet, editor, and teacher from Belfast.
The 2008 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry recipient selected by judge Medbh McGuckian, poet, editor, and teacher from Belfast.
About the Author
Jessica Garratt grew up in rural Maryland. A doctoral candidate, she currently teaches and holds a Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of Missouri. She has also received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers and the MacDowell Colony. Her poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Michigan Quarterly Review, North American Review, and other journals. This is her first book.
Table of Contents
The State of Things
Home after a weekend with old friends
Climate of Refrain
Woman drives past, crying
The End of Things
Things said (me & others, dreams & waking, yesterday & years ago): An Exorcism
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