The Tornado Is the World (Paperback)

By Catherine Pierce

Saturnalia Books, 9780996220668, 80pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2016

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At the heart of acclaimed poet Catherine Pierce's much-anticipated third book, a powerful tornado churns, spinning out poems of disaster and love, of sirens and wrecked landscapes, of warnings heeded and not. These poems stare down fear from the inside, and ask what it means to walk straight into a splintering world both profane and sacred.

About the Author

CATHERINE PIERCE is the author of The Girls of Peculiar (Saturnalia 2012) and Famous Last Words (Saturnalia 2008). Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry (2015 and 2011), Boston Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, and elsewhere. She lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where she is associate professor at Mississippi State University.