The Dark Takes Aim

The Dark Takes Aim

Winner of the 2003 Brockman-Campbell Prize, selected by Colette Inez

Who would have thought that any writer so acutely beset by what Emily Dickinson called ‘Heavenly Hurt’ could find so many ways to transform lamentation to consolation and leave us ‘singing / heedless of the dark taking aim’? The poetry of Julie Suk is at once deceptively spare and metaphorically rich, and the sensual mystery of her perfectly pitched and etched lines is haunting, elemental, and wild.

–R. T. Smith

Julie Suk is the author of Lie Down with Me: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press, 2011). Suk’s The Dark Takes Aim won The North Carolina Poetry Society’s Brockman-Campbell Book Award. Her previous poetry collections include The Angel of Obsession (1992), winner of the Arkansas Poetry Award and the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Award; Heartwood (1991); and The Medicine […]

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