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My Multiverse
Kathleen Halme



Green Rose Series

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2015 • 83 pp. 6 x 9 3/4"
Poetry

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-936970-31-5



“Kathleen Halme’s My Multiverse opens with a marvelous set-piece, a multi-part cycle (that comprises the entirety of the first section of the six... [continued in Reviews below]”—Ryo Yamaguchi, NewPages

Winner of the 2014 Green Rose Prize

Reviews / Endorsements

“Kathleen Halme’s My Multiverse opens with a marvelous set-piece, a multi-part cycle (that comprises the entirety of the first section of the six-sectioned book) titled “City of Roses” that begins with that tender invitational, “Dear,” and from there pans its camera over the big and small, visiting with different characters and embracing the ambience of different scenes all within the same city, Halme’s own Portland, Oregon. It’s a gesture in line with the great urban works, like Ulysses, which endeavor to sketch the cultural, emotional, and physical anatomy of a city: “Blocks and blocks of ornate iron-front buildings. / Shanghai traps and tunnels. / Iron horse rings to which someone / has hitched tiny plastic palominos.”—Ryo Yamaguchi, NewPages

My Multiverse is a contemporary ‘Metamorphosis’—a collection of finally wrought shifts and surprises. Kathleen Halme is one of those astonishing poets whose every line is a poem itself, while each poem is a universe. To read her work is to live for a while in her extraordinary sensibility, and to learn how to see more clearly and hear strange and beautiful music everywhere. Her uncannily imaginative vision is unlike anyone else’s I’ve encountered, and I can’t imagine the reader of poetry who won’t be surprised and moved and changed by these poems.”—Laura Kasischke



KATHLEEN HALME grew up in Wakefield, a post-mining and logging town in Michigan’s upper peninsula. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, where her work was awarded the Hopwood Creative Writing Award. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in anthropology, and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her poems have appeared widely in journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Anthropological Quarterly. Her three books of poetry are Every Substance Clothed, winner of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series and the Balcones Poetry Prize, Equipoise, published by Sarabande Books, and Drift and Pulse from Carnegie Mellon University Press. She lives in Portland, Oregon.



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