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Bad Harvest
Dzvinia Orlowsky

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Publication date: October 2, 2018


Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2018 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - Women Authors / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-638-8



New poetry from Carnegie Mellon University Press

This powerful sixth collection of poetry is like some kind of new world Genesis singing its stories with lyric, grace, comic intuition and tragic force. The poet leads us over the remains of drought, along empty riverbeds that run parallel to failure and death, but then twists to capture a more elusive truth, pluck one last grain to hold, redeeming a bad harvest to sow hope in this soiled world. Bad Harvest burns like revelation.

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“Dzvinia Orlowsky’s sixth book, Bad Harvest, is the book that stakes her claim to an oeuvre, her own territory in American letters. Orlowsky's voice is stunningly intimate, perhaps because these poems really look outward. Grounded in the funkiness of family love, marriage, the body in time, they turn to face history—our contemporary vortex, and the nightmares of Eastern Europe in the twentieth century.”—D. Nurkse

“This collection simmers with the magical ingredients of an Eastern European medicine woman’s brew. Bad Harvest releases its potency poem by poem, entrapping and entrancing with its candor and Orlowsky’s deep-rooted intuitions and seductively quirky humor.”—Mihaela Moscaliuc



Award-winning poet, translator, and founding editor of Four Way Books, DZVINIA ORLOWSKY is the author of five poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She is a founding faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College and teaches at Providence College



Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:28:52 -0500