Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, winner
Paterson Poetry Prize, citation for previous finalists
Housatonic Book Awards, finalist, poetry
ForeWord Reviews Award, finalist, poetry
Featured on PBS News Hour’s Weekly Poem and Verse Daily
Reviewed in A Review A Week
Reviewed in Women's Review of Books
Beauty Mark, a poetry collection by Suzanne Cleary, was chosen by Kevin Prufer for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. Beauty Mark uses images and subjects drawn from American popular culture to find transcendent meanings in the natures of beauty, time, and especially, art—from the beauty mark of Miss Peggy Lee to the flavors in the Cheese-of-the-Month Club. Kevin Prufer writes, “These plainspoken poems are not merely conversational, nor are they in any way simple. Beneath their amiable, glistening surfaces are deep concerns…mortality, those qualities that define art, and our relationship to the divine.” Ilya Kaminsky writes that Beauty Mark “bewitches and stuns,” and Denise Duhamel calls Cleary “the real deal.”
Resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages. —Kirkus Reviews One Gerard character says that “childhood is a dangerous country, and not all of us...
Available Soon It takes only the ring of the opening poems in Currents to realize this book does exactly what one hopes a first book will do, bring alive a new, original voice. It’s a voice Bojan Louis not only susta...
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