We Are Mermaids: Poems

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Graywolf Press
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6.53 X 8.95 X 0.28 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author
Stephanie Burt is the author of five poetry collections, including Advice from the Lights and Belmont, and several works of criticism, including Don't Read Poetry and Close Calls with Nonsense. She teaches at Harvard University.

"Burt's imagination is rendered in mellifluous, energetic language in this memorable book." --Publishers Weekly

"Stephanie Burt's newest collection, We Are Mermaids, is a time capsule of girlhood, a transfiguration of silence into song, a mermaid's scales rearranged into poems."--C. E. Janecek, Colorado Review

"The poems in Stephanie Burt's We Are Mermaids are like modified Fabergé eggs--their bejeweled descriptions crack open to reveal the real yolk of the deeply personal. . . .This is uplifting and transformative work."--Matthea Harvey

"In poems rich and strange, Stephanie Burt offers us all possible incarnations--what we were, what we weren't, what we might have been, what we may yet be--while honoring what each sacred individual life has always been. . . .This is a poet of dazzling skill, mystical vision, wild imagination, sensual intuition."--Laura Kasischke

"Stephanie Burt's poems are everything at once: thrilling, ferociously charming, effervescently specific about enormous emotions and nerdy passions, as dazzling and illuminating as a photon blast."--Douglas Wolk, author of All of the Marvels

"Stephanie Burt delivers her most intimate and masterful work to date in We Are Mermaids, a glorious ode to personal dawnings and breaking through the binary to honor our most authentic selves, no matter the struggle to get there, like fish out of water who always knew they belonged to both the water and the air."--Amber Tamblyn