A National Poetry Series winner, chosen by David Shapiro
"The whole / world is synonyms," says Sarah O'Brien in a debut collection that contemplates the art of photography and dwells in the many essences of light. Each poem is a miniature snapshot that locates the reality in illusion, tests the perception of imagination, and throws open the windows of visual narrative.
Sarah O'Brien is a graduate of Brown University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She grew up on a small farm in Ohio and has lived in Cape Town, Paris, and various places in the United States. She is the translator of Ryoko Sekiguchi's Heliotropes and currently lives and teaches in Paris.
Coffee House Press, 9781566892377, 87pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009