Darling Nova
Melissa Cundieff


Winner of the 2017
Autumn House Poetry Prize,
selected by Alberto Ríos
ISBN: 978-1-938769-30-6
Available March 7, 2018

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This collection of compellingly constructed narratives make new connections, new sparks, new thought as often as line to line. The poems are patient but not slow, engaging in constantly evocative language, however quiet they may at first appear. The language, finally, is quite simply alive and the collective thinking in this book is the stuff of the body’s own connective tissue. The voyage through these poems encompasses much—grief, love, humanness—but the narrative, the speaker, the events keep moving, so that we ourselves are moved.

—Alberto Ríos