Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Colleen J. McElroy
Wayne's College of Beauty is the winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Colleen J. McElroy. The poems in this book divide into four thematic sections: Fathers and Mothers/Husbands and Wives, Water/War, Known/Unknown, and Departure /Arrival. Each section's poems explore its theme from perspectives that range from the intensely personal to the philosophical and metaphysical. These poems show beauty as a fundamentally human form of understanding.
About the Author
David Swanger lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife Lynn. His awards include an NEA fellowship in poetry and the Foley Award from America magazine. He is the author of four previous book-length poetry collections, two chapbooks, and two nonfiction books. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College and Harvard University.
Coming in November Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer Sweet Herbaceous Miracle is absolutely gorgeous writing. Attentive language, rich, provocative scenes with painterly...
Coming in November In Suzanne Cleary’s moving new book of poems, Crude Angel, the imagination enters into a tender dialogue with the world. Now the world has the last word, as wish gives way to fact, and now...
Kansas City Literary Events