The Explosive Expert's Wife (Wisconsin Poetry) (Paperback)
University of Wisconsin Press, 9780299317348, 96pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
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In sparse, powerful lines, Shara Lessley recalls an expat's displacement, examines her experience as a mother, and offers intimate witness to the unfolding of the Arab Spring. Veering from the strip malls and situation rooms of Washington to the markets and mines of Amman, Lessley confronts the pressures and pleasures of other cultures, exploring our common humanity with all its aggressions, loves, biases, and contradictions.
About the Author
Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and a Diane Middlebrook Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The coeditor of The Poem's Country: Place and Poetic Practice, she lives in Oxford, England.