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The Tornado Is the World
Catherine Pierce




Saturnalia
2016 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American / Poetry - Women Authors

$16.00 Paperback, 978-0-9962206-6-8



“Pierce’s collection, much like her strangely sensitive and sprawling tornado, is a profound persistent force.”
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The newest offering by Catherine Pierce is a whirlwind of poetic brilliance!

At the heart of acclaimed poet Catherine Pierce’s much-anticipated third book, a powerful tornado churns, spinning out poems of disaster and love, of sirens and wrecked landscapes, of warnings heeded and not. These poems stare down fear from the inside, and ask what it means to walk straight into a splintering world both profane and sacred.

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“With empathy, dazzling insight, and dexterity, Pierce sings in the voice of the tornado and the terrified, all while reminding readers of the potential joy still waiting for us amidst the destruction: that feeling ‘when a red sun rises out of a place / you never thought could house a sun.’—Simone Muench



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CATHERINE PIERCE is the author of The Girls of Peculiar (Saturnalia 2012) and Famous Last Words (Saturnalia 2008). Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry (2015 and 2011), Boston Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, and elsewhere. She lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where she is associate professor at Mississippi State University.

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