Slow Lightning

By Eduardo C. Corral
(Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300178920, 96pp.)

Publication Date: March 26, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Announcing the newest winner of the oldest annual literary prize in the United States

About the Author

Eduardo C. Corral's poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry, as well as other journals and anthologies. He received a Discovery/The Nation award and was selected for residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He lives in southern Arizona.

Carl Phillips is the award-winning author of eleven books of poetry, including Speak Low, which was a National Book Award finalist. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. This is his first year as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Praise For Slow Lightning

“[Corral] seamlessly blends English and Spanish in Slow Lightning.”—Craig Morgan Teicher, Publishers Weekly
-Craig Morgan Teicher

"He mixes colloquial Spanish and English, and he packs many, many lines with sharp, sensual, specific imagery—this is Technicolor poetry. . . .  Very engaging."—Ray Olson, Booklist
-Ray Olson

“A classic in the making.”—Rigoberto González, El Paso Times

-Rigoberto Gonz´┐Żlez

“By any standard, Slow Lightning is an impressive debut, a gathering of powerful and often defiant poems that are paradoxically realized through formal control.”—Lambda Literary Review

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