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The Cold and the Rust


Emily Van Kley


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Winner of the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry, a tender portrait of a queer girlhood on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

In this lyrical and unflinching debut, a landscape of staggering beauty abuts industrial towns in the throes of economic decay. Emily Van Kley explores notions of home, estrangement, isolation, and longing against a backdrop of crystalline winters, Lake Superior’s mythic tempers, and forests as vast as they are close.

Persea, 9780892554881, 72pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

About the Author

Emily Van Kley lives in Olympia, Washington.