Love and the Eye
First book Award Prize 2010 winner, selected by Claudia Rankine
by Laura Newbern
74 pages, 6 x 9" paper, trade
Kore Press presents new poetry from Georgia author Laura Newbern. Pulitzer prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey praises Newbern's work as a "lovely first collection. . . a chronicle of the observations of a self in solitude. . . taking in the world in wonder-a transformative vision in which beauty is evident everywhere." She describes these poems as "a quiet grief like the dark edge of a cloud or field: ever-present and capable of making one who loves love harder."
"One leans into the beauty of this collection because of all the ways it does not settle down, because of all the ways it insists on seeing."
-Claudia Rankine, 2010 First Book judge