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The Sleep Hotel
Amy Newlove Schroeder

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2010 • 79 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-39-6

Winner of the 2009 FIELD Poetry Prize, The Sleep Hotel is Amy Newlove Schroeder’s first collection. This book is packed with surprising and courageous poems that are, by turns, dreamlike, sinister, visionary, and erotically charged. Her work maps the psychic life of contemporary America with unerring precision.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Amy Schroeder's The Sleep Hotel is a breathtaking debut. Elliptical, elegant, and gestural, these poems exhibit an intellectual acuity and a passionate discretion that consistently surprise and delight. Always lyrically inventive, Amy Schroeder has done nothing less than provide us with a new, ultra-contemporary poetic music for the meditations of the imagination and the heart."—David St. John

From the Book:

Ignis Fatuus

Small flames light up the marsh
I want to eat them

Falseness flames inside me

I love you the way the ground loves the flame

The stars in their distant abstraction
tiny lanterns of desperation

Every night issues new orders, new rules

Small fires mount on the horizon
Their heat is not real, except in the mind

which burns, which is why love ends

The world we could not wait to eat
begins to consume us

AMY NEWLOVE SCHROEDER is a fifth-generation California native. Her poems and reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Seneca Review, LIT and other journals. A founding editor of POOL, she currently edits Slope. She has been educated at UC Berkeley, Washington University in St Louis, and the University of Southern California.

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