Improvisations on John Clare (Pitt Poetry Series)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822965800, 96pp.
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
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About the Author
Lola Haskins is the author of twelve books of poetry and three of prose. Among her honors are the Iowa Poetry Prize, two Florida Book Awards, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, several awards for narrative poetry, and the Emily Dickinson Prize from Poetry Society of America. She currently serves as Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association. She divides her time between Gainesville, Florida and Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Praise For Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (Pitt Poetry Series)…
—W.S. Merwin, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, U.S. Poet Laureate 2010
—Cynthia Barnett, author of Blue Revolution and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
“Haskins’ work here is spare, honed to a sharp and flinty precision. She travels deep into Clare’s mind and spirit to reveal profound and deeply moving illuminations about his—and her own—spiritual core.”
—South Florida Poetry Review
“Anchored by Clare’s text, the poems in Asylum range widely— geographically, emotionally, and technically—and this large-hearted flexibility and suppleness is one of the book’s many gifts.”