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Heather Christle Wins The Believer Poetry Award

By Harriet Staff

Congratulations to Heather Christle for winning the second annual The Believer Poetry Award!

From their site:

Behind each of Christle’s poems is the question of what it means to be human today, in this strange-getting-stranger world. Identities flash like mirages across the speaker of these poems—here she is as a bear “with a head full of / hazard and light”; here she is as a levitating, two-day-old cat; as a handbag; as a “half-hedgehog / half-man” with a face of glass, conversing with a tree (thus so, gloriously)—a million guises, all of them real, for the moment. In the end, though, the impression is not so much of a fragmented speaker as of an unusually sensitive young woman moving through a fragmented—a dauntingly, majestically, at times kaleidoscopically fragmented—world.

The Trees The Trees can be found here. Her new book, What Is Amazing can be found here.

Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Harriet Staff.