Two-Headed Nightingale

Shara Lessley (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date
March 01, 2012
Pages
85
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.4 X 8.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781936970070
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About the Author

SHARA LESSLEY is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry. Her awards include an Artist Fellowship from the State of North Carolina, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, an Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship from Colgate University, The Gilman School's Tickner Fellowship, and a "Discovery"/The Nation prize. Shara's poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and The Missouri Review, among others. She currently lives in Amman, Jordan.

Reviews

"Shara Lessley's excellent debut poetry collection, Two-Headed Nightingale, is full of performers, both human and non-human in variety. These poems feature exhausted ballet dancers, conjoined-twin singers, and early 20th century aerialists, not to mention flocks of birds (starling, sparrow, blackbird), plates of blue mussels, and a decomposing baleen whale. It may be hard to picture a whale rotting on the ocean floor as a kind of performance, but its 'five tons of oil, sustaining / creatures by the hundreds' is oddly fitting for a collection in which people often sacrifice their own bodies in pursuit of artistry."--Ryan Teitman "The Rumpus" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)