Hometown for an Hour
Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize)
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Winner of the 2005 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Winner of the 2007 Audre Lorde Award
In her second collection of poems, Jennifer Rose writes primarily of places and displacement. Using the postcard’s conventions of brevity, immediacy, and, in some instances, humor, these poems are greetings from destinations as disparate as Cape Cod, Kentuckiana, and Croatia. Rich in imagery, deftly crafted, and imbued with a lightness of voice, these poems are also postmarked from poetry’s more familiar provinces of love, nature, and loss.
Praise For Hometown for an Hour: Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize)…
“A master of iambic speech rhythms, Rose brings a cadenced intimacy to her colloquial communiqués. Her sly wit and ear for satisfying rhymes and slant rhymes lend these poems a nimble brightness, even as they take on personal sorrow and historical tragedy.”—Women’s Review of Books
“Autobiographical elements lend tremendous emotional depth to the collection…. The power of this volume resides in small moments of perspective, revelation, and self-realization.”—The Bloomsbury Review
Ohio University Press, 9780821416563, 72pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 2006
About the Author
Jennifer Rose is the author of The Old Direction of Heaven (2000) and the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Poetry Society of America, among others. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, and works as a city planner specializing in downtown revitalization.
Jennifer’s website: jennifer-rose.net