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Big Windows
Lauren Moseley

Publication date: February 13, 2018


Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2018 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American / Poetry - General Subjects

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-632-6



New Poetry

In this stunning debut collection, Lauren Moseley’s poems move through real and imagined landscapes, navigating the borders between doubt, fear, wonder, and empowerment. Through the lens of the natural world, Moseley explores love, family, marriage, and self-knowledge, and never stops searching for the sacred, even when “the thread connecting all things” snaps. At once electric and contemplative, in a lyrical but spare style, the poems in Big Windows ultimately break down the boundaries between the self and the environment, between the physical and dream worlds, revealing the transcendent in the everyday.

Reviews / Endorsements



“Lauren Moseley is a keen, observant poet with a lyric gift for the music of poetry and a sense of narrative subtlety. The intense vision of Big Windows is clear from the first line of the first poem in the collection: ‘I am drawn to the window as if it were a fire.’ The transformations these poems accomplish are simply breathtaking. This is a fine, beautiful first book worthy of celebration.”—Stuart Dischell

“Lauren Moseley’s Big Windows is a debut collection of elegant and flawlessly crafted meditations on domesticity that allow readers the charms of a perfectly framed view.”—Kathryn Nuernberger

“Like windows, ‘glass drawing lines,’ these poems give us a series of views, and place us always in at least two places at once, in here and, transported by the poet’s vision and our own, beside ourselves and beyond.”—Katharine Coles



LAUREN MOSELEY’s poems have appeared in the anthologies Best New Poets and Women Write Resistance. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been a fellow at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a recipient of an artist’s grant from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.



Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:45 -0500