The Luckless Age (Paperback)


By Steve Kistulentz

Red Hen Press, 9781597094948, 76pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011



Steve Kistulentz's The Luckless Age stands at the end of the nuclear era, bridging the Cold War's age of anxiety and the false hope of morning in America. It's a landscape populated by the forgotten and marginalized, reported from the mosh pit and the boardroom, the bedroom and the bar. Its voice emerges above the white noise of modern broadcasting to paint a portrait of America at once brutal, honest, and yet hopeful at its core.

About the Author

Steve Kistulentz s poetry has appeared in such literary magazines as the Antioch, Black Warrior, Crab Orchard, and New England Reviews, New Letters, and Quarterly West. His work was selected for inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology by former Poet Laureate of the United States Mark Strand, and he is a two-time winner of the Academy of American Poets John Mackay Shaw Prize. He holds graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, The University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and the Florida State University. He was born and raised in the Washington, DC, area, and now teaches creative writing and literature at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. The Luckless Age is his first book."