Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment

Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment

15.95

Alessandra Lynch


Winner of the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize
2018 UNT Rilke Prize Finalist
2017 L. A. Times Book Prize Poetry Finalist
A 2017 New York Times Best Poetry Book of the Year

“[Lynch] wants to show an act of violence in all its terrible particularity and also in the way it becomes a background against which identity trembles and sometimes fractures. It’s difficult to read this collection without thinking about how timely it is, but its force is in no sense dependent on that congruity.”
The New York Times Book Review

June 2017
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9781938584657

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Alessandra Lynch is also the author of Sails the Wind Left Behind and It was a terrible cloud at twilight. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry ReviewAntioch ReviewThe Colorado ReviewThe Cortland ReviewThe Massachusetts ReviewPloughshares, and other literary journals. Alessandra was born on the East River and now lives with her husband and sons by a stony creek, two hackberry trees, and a magnolia trio. She teaches in Butler University’s undergraduate and MFA programs.

 
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Additional Praise:

“Lynch exhibits a steely bravery as she teases out the workings of the ecosystem of trauma.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Read as poetry of witness, the collection is illuminating, for trauma survivors and for those willing to behold its aftermath.”
Ploughshares

“With a music prowess both deft and ferocious, these empathetic poems in Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment woe and terrify simultaneously. Terrible things happen in this book and it’s wonderful—such is the redemptive power of poetry this exquisite.”
Dean Young

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