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Having Cut the Sparrow's Heart
Malinda Markham



Green Rose Series

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2010 • 62 pp. 6 x 9 3/4"
Poetry

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-89-0



“American poet Malinda Markham was just 44 years old when she died in September 2012. I didn’t know Malinda intimately, but she and her intense... [continued in Reviews below]”—Mari L'Esperance, Best American Poetry blog

Reviews / Endorsements

“American poet Malinda Markham was just 44 years old when she died in September 2012. I didn’t know Malinda intimately, but she and her intense, quiet poems made a deep impression on me. Possessing a singular voice and style, she struggled with debilitating depression for much of her life. We can only wonder what she’d have gone on to create had she lived.”—Mari L'Esperance, Best American Poetry blog

“Although I learned to read Malinda Markham by reading fairy tales, the categories to which these new poems belong are more nearly those of an imagined crystallography — read from the right angle, an intense interior bursts with light; I am continually pushed up against a beautiful danger of the world by this work, and yet the whole book is about a most amazing quietness. Here, for instance, is what can happen: ‘He folds each day to a boat that seams across water almost too narrow to hold it.' No one else writes poems anywhere near these in felt intelligence, in glorious sensuous detail.”—Bin Ramke

Awards/Recognition:

Winner of the Green Rose Prize (2009)


MALINDA MARKHAM received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. After teaching full-time in the Linguistics Department at Daito Bunka University in Tokyo for several years, she won a Blakemore Fellowship to attend Stanford University’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan. Her first book of poems, Ninety-five Nights of Listening, won the Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize and was published by Houghton-Mifflin. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Conjunctions, Colorado Review, American Letters & Commentary, Paris Review, Volt, Fence, and Antioch Review and has been included in The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and Deep Travel. She also published translations of post-war and contemporary Japanese women’s poetry.



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