Faulkner's Rosary (Paperback)

By Sarah Vap

Saturnalia Books, 9780981859163, 75pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010



Sarah Vap, award-winning author of Dummy Fire and American Spikenard, dazzles again with this third collection. Vap celebrates the mysteries of pregnancy with wonder, fear, sorrow, and joy. Like counting the beads on a rosary, she takes us along a trail of connected couplets, building a concrete yet mythic exploration of the body as it prepares to bring another body into the world. Alice Notley writes, "This is a poetry of light, edge, and coherence, and it is beautiful." And Cynthia Hogue adds, "I am in awe of the rare beauty of these poems."

Sarah Vap is a quickly rising star in the poetry world.

About the Author

SARAH VAP is the author Dummy Fire, winner of the 2006 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Forrest Gander. Her second collection, American Spikenard (2006), was the winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize in 2006. She currently lives on the Olympic peninsula in Washington with her husband and two sons.