Fata Morgana: Poems


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University of Pittsburgh Press
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5.78 X 9.02 X 0.34 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Reginald Shepherd is the author of four books of poetry: Otherhood, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Wrong; Angel, Interrupted; and Some Are Drowning, winner of the Associated Writing Programs' Award. He is the editor of The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries . He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Illinois Arts Council, and the Florida Arts Council, among other awards.


"In his intense and mournful fifth collection, Shepherd mixes myth, TV, street lingo and fidelity to the poetic tradition to create poems that elegize a world which, as in the phenomenon after which the book is titled, is distorted and bent out of shape. . . Stunning. . . . Shepherd's rigid stanzas and ear for music in a minor key spread [bad] news beautifully."
--Publishers Weekly
"At times wistful, at times adventurous, Fata Morgana dares to offer different perspective of Eve's first awakening, hidden history within the Sahara desert, and the dust that is all that remains of humans and stars in the sky alike. Highly recommended."
-- Wisconsin Book Watch
"Ultiimately, what makes 'Fata Morgana' so heartening is in how it writes its way from lack to love: for it's knowledge gained by his journey that enables Shepherd's speaker to declare with such perfect certainty 'We have come to the end of the body / and the body doesn't end."
--Lambda Book Report