Joshua Corey (Author)
DescriptionWinner of the Dorset Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky. Severance Songs is a sequence of unrhymed sonnets written in the aftermath of 9/11 and during the Afghanistan/Iraq wars, while Joshua Corey was living in pastoral upstate New York. The tension between idyllic personal circumstances and horrific world-historical events led Corey to produce this series of layered poems, variously sardonic and sincere in tone.
January 18, 2011
6.0 X 0.2 X 9.0 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Joshua Corey is the author of SELAH (Barrow Street Press, 2003), FOURIER SERIES (Spineless Books, 2005) and the chapbooks COMPOS(T)ITION MARBLE (Pavement Saw Press, 2006) and HOPE & ANCHOR (Noemi Press, 2007). His latest collection, SEVERANCE SONGS, won the 2008 Dorset Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and daughter, teaches at Lake Forest College, is working on a novel, and maintains an occasional blog on poetry and poetics at joshcorey.blogspot.com.