The Headless Saints
Myronn Hardy (Author)
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March 01, 2008
6.06 X 0.32 X 9.68 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author
MYRONN HARDY is the author of three previous books of poems: Approaching the Center, winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, The Headless Saints, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Catastrophic Bliss, winner of the Griot-Stadler Prize for Poetry. He has received fellowships from the Anneberg Foundation, Djerassi, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sacatar Foundation, and Fundación Valparaiso. He divides his time between Morocco and New York City.
"This is a sneaky collection in that it wrecks you incrementally, in small doses. You'll feel only a vague throbbing until the pain takes you. Despite the assonance, the poems themselves sound quiet, but when added together, Hardy creates a web of sound we can't ignore; he venerates a host of ghosts that will haunt us long after we've put the collection down."--Casey Thayer "Rattle"