Last Train to the Missing Planet (Paperback)
Red Hen Press, 9781597093538, 144pp.
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, Kim Dower's poetry has been described by The Los Angeles Times as Sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache, and by O Magazine as unexpected and sublime. Her third collection, Last Train to the Missing Planet, rockets forward in this trajectory, taking us on a journey to places we ve often visited but never seen. Buy a ticket and hop aboard: experience love, longing, and passion tipped sideways; irreverent, touching, and disarmingly sexy as illuminated by an original and brilliant light. Lose yourself in the unexplored sensations of the ordinary in this engaging year of moments, both comforting and terrifying and always extraordinary.
About the Author
Kim (Freilich) Dower was born and raised in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing. Her first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars (Red Hen Press, 2010), was on the Poetry Foundation s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and her second, Slice of Moon (Red Hen Press, 2013), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been featured in Garrison Keillor s The Writer s Almanac, and Ted Kooser s American Life in Poetry, as well as in Barrow Street, Eclipse, The Los Angeles Review, Ploughshares, Rattle, and the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque Books / Pacific Coast Poetry Series, 2015). The founder of the Literary Publicity Company, Kim-from-L.A., she lives in West Hollywood, California."