Trespass (Paperback)

Poems

By Thomas Dooley

Harper Perennial, 9780062338822, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

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Description

The 2013 National Poetry Series selection, chosen by poet and novelist Charlie Smith.

Established in 1978 by legendary editor Dan Halpern, the National Poetry Series has discovered many new and emerging voices and has been instrumental in launching the careers of poets and writers such as Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Denis Johnson, Cole Swensen, Thylias Moss, Mark Levine, and Dionisio D. Martinez.

Trespass, the winner of the National Poetry Series open competition, showcases a powerful poetic talent who explores the darker side of domestic life with unique and startling vision.



About the Author

Thomas Dooley was born and raised in the Somerset Hills of New Jersey and lives in New York. He is the founder and artistic director of Emotive Fruition, a theatre collective of actors and poets. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from New York University and works in the field of narrative medicine.



Praise For Trespass: Poems

“In these jumpy, surprising poems, Thomas Dooley treads fearlessly as he reveals the submerged secrets of a family and gives utterance to the erotic pleasures and pains of love. Trespass is an intense, eye-opening debut.”
Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States

“Thomas Dooley’s Trespass pierces and heals simultaneously. These terse tropes of lyrical compression, personal and universal, seem naturally calibrated and expand within the reader’s mind—every word emotionally exact.”
Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winning poet

“Pierces and heals simultaneously....Trespass sings the music of now, shaped on the lathe of experience, and through the pleasures of physical knowledge, revelatory imagery, and imagination, this collection transports us.”
Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winning poet

“Dooley’s new voice is a full, grand-sweeping appraisal of the banalities that domestic life has to offer... A masterful debut.”
Booklist

“Tender, nuanced, angry, and answerless...”
Publishers Weekly