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About the Author

Michael Homolka's poems have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Boulevard, Parnassus, and The Threepenny Review. A graduate of Bennington College's MFA program, he lives in New York City and currently teaches high school English through the NYC Teaching Fellows program.

Mary Ruefle is the author of eleven poetry collections and two books of prose. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, along with an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Whiting Writers' Award. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Great American Prose Poems, American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets, The Next American Essay, and elsewhere. She has taught at Vermont College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Bennington, Vermont.


"It's a quick spin through Homolka's spare, sculpted lines from the collection of Jews' permits to the six-day war to "emaciated lovers" receiving stars from the backs of chariots. Clearly, history, and particularly Jewish history, will be the topic of this Kathryn A. Morton Prize winner, and clearly the language will be punchy and irreverent.... VERDICT: Refreshing, energetic work; many readers will enjoy."
--Library Journal, "Summer Poetry: 13 Smart New Collections from Debut and Veteran Authors Alike"

"Homolka's alluring debut seamlessly tiles scenes of past and present to create a mosaic that is constantly conscious of the inescapability of time.... Aware that he is presenting perennial human questions in new imagery, Homolka lets his metaphors do the work so that the craft, not cleverness, shines through."
--Publishers Weekly

"Though timeless in its associations...this is a collection infused with the cyclical nature, and often unbearable passage, of time and an unflinching awareness of the horrors human beings can visit upon each other.... Thoughtful, piercing, and sometimes startling in its darker moments, this collection echoes long."