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the body | of space | in the shape of the human
Andrew Allport

First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2012 • 75 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-936970-05-6

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“Andrew Allport’s debut collection is at once intensely personal and urgently civic. It is brilliantly studied in its lyricality and yet, somehow, almost feral in its sustained ferocity. The tonal confidence, elegiac feeling, and belief in the sustaining (if not the transcendent) properties of the lyric make this collection reminiscent of some of the essential first books of the late century—I’m reminded of Dugan’s Poems, Heaney’s Death of a Naturalist, and Lowell’s Lord Weary’s Castle. This is august company indeed.”—David Wojahn


Winner of the New Issues Prize (2011)

ANDREW ALLPORT holds a Ph.D in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He is the author of a chapbook, The Ice Ship & Other Vessels, which won the 2008 Proem Press award. His writing has appeared in numerous national journals, including The Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly and Boston Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Culver City, California.

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