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She'd Waited Millennia
Lizzie Hutton



First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2011 • 64 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-936970-02-5



“She’d Waited Millennia, Lizzie Hutton’s debut poetry collection of lyrical free verse, finds its emotional core by navigating through the rises and falls of motherhood... [continued in Reviews below]”—Alyse Bensel, NewPages

Reviews / Endorsements

“She’d Waited Millennia, Lizzie Hutton’s debut poetry collection of lyrical free verse, finds its emotional core by navigating through the rises and falls of motherhood. Poems ranging in stanzaic and linear form encompass the breadth of intimacies in relationships: from mother to child, lover to lover, and friend to friend. Each inextricably linked poem gathers strength through an accumulation of immediacy with images that build upon one another; the speaker’s examination of the world reveals a close and complicated relationship with description’s power.”—Alyse Bensel, NewPages

“Here’s a poet whose intelligence and imagination value truth above any of its enemies: comfort, decoration, lovely music, the blurring of the line between the personal and the human. The poems feel emotionally and intellectually spontaneous, as if we were present at their coming-into-being, a genuine writer-reader intimacy that’s hard to achieve at any stage, let alone in a first book. The poems about childhood and adolescence are among the most powerful I’ve ever read. Tough, sexy, probing, tender, devoid of sentimentality, fiercely intelligent, and always a step ahead of the reader, She’d Waited Millennia is an important debut.”—Chase Twichell



Raised in Brooklyn, LIZZIE HUTTON received her AB from Princeton and her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her poetry has appeared in the Yale Review, Harvard Review, Antioch Review and Interim; she is the recipient of the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize, a Hopwood Award and Meader Family Award. This is her first book.



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