Blooming Fiascoes: Poems

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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.31 pounds

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About the Author
ELLEN HAGAN is the author of Hemisphere (TriQuarterly Books, 2015) and Crowned. A writer, performer, and educator, she is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry and has received grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her poems and essays have been published in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Northwest and in the anthologies She Walks in Beauty, Southern Sin, and Women of Resistance. Hagan is the director of the poetry and theater departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. She coleads the Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat at Adelphi University. She lives with her partner and children in New York City.
"In this courageous and jubilant collection, Ellen Hagan implores the reader to embrace what is messy and difficult in the world--to see the rough, awkward edges of our daily lives as the buds that eventually sprout into a 'migratory swarm of praise.' These poems are exuberant. They throw tantrums and chuckle. They yearn. They reminisce about broken mattresses and 'a miracle of pigeons.' They revere women with endearing odes to daughters, mothers, friends, colleagues, women who fall asleep in bakeries and on buses. Blooming Fiascoes is a feast of image and lyric that reminds us there is magic to be made of torn jeans, traffic jams, and a daughter's missing tooth, that we must carry all these things with us and 'hold it like a charm.'" --Vincent Toro, author of Tertulia