The Future Will Call You Something Else


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Tupelo Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.23 inches | 0.33 pounds

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About the Author

Natasha Sajé is the author of four books of poems, a postmodern poetry handbook, and a memoir-in-essays. She teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program.


"Natasha Sajé embraces the world not only through the wisdom of the senses but with philosophical intelligence, writing poems that open heart and mind. She considers the kinds of knowledge that imprint and form us, marveling at what remains untranslatable. Employing the slippage and trap doors of etymology, Sajé questions humankind's increasingly shaky place in nature. These poems alight '...on a fence dividing/ governable from wild/ known from unknown.'"

-Amy Gerstler

"Natasha Sajé's quicksilver, wideawake poems in The Future Will Call You Something Else never fail to delight and impress me with their at-the-ready empathy, encyclopedic wit, and prismatic range of allusions. With its 'all systems go' verve and vigorous attention to the myriad world, this dazzling, exhilarating new book is a treasure and a wonder."

-Cyrus Cassells

"Is language our home, or is it a form of lament, an expression of our bewilderment and consternation? Throughout her career, Natasha Sajé has asked this question, always in the hope that words might offer us that 'shelter' that Celan so ardently believed they could. Sajé's poems are searching, canny, whip-smart, scrupulously self-aware, and effortlessly capable of moving from wit to pathos, from worry to delight, all in the space of a few lines. The Future Will Call You Something Else is a book of genuine accomplishment, the work of a poet of consequence, one who is writing at the height of her considerable powers."

-David Wojahn