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The Porch is a Journey Different from the House
Ever Saskya



First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2004 • 107 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-36-4



“There's a lot of complaining in American poetry, from disputes between the Post-Avant and the "School of Quietude" to gripes about the mounds of... [continued in Reviews below]”—Bridge

Reviews / Endorsements

“There's a lot of complaining in American poetry, from disputes between the Post-Avant and the "School of Quietude" to gripes about the mounds of flashy first books and supposedly rigged contest that publish them; but after reading The Porch is a Journey Different From the House it's clear that this complaining would disappear pretty quickly if all first books were this good . . . Though Saskya wrestles with many of the fashionable interest of Post-Avant poetry and literary theory, what sets this book apart is the quality of emotion and the sense that these ideas are central to how the speaker of these poems lives, organizes, and understands her specific life. In other words, the questions raised are not theoretical, but intensely personal.”—Bridge

“How do we read?—when everything around us needs to be read—history, heredity, our home on earth . . . By rewriting language is the answer suggested by this marvelously agile, rangy first collection. It opens up the question of image in brand new ways, enacted on the page. And whether she’s being theoretical, philosophical, scientific, or reminiscent, Ever Saskya’s also always having fun, which sends a bolt of joy through the reader, too.”—Cole Swensen

Awards/Recognition:

New Issues Prize Selection (2003) Commendation


Ever Saskya is from Hixson, Tennessee. She has her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and a MFA from Western Michigan University. She has lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and currently lives in Denver, Colorado.



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