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Reckless Lovely
Martha Silano

2014 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2"

$15.00 Paperback, 978-0-9899797-1-9

Martha Silano’s newest collection of cosmic lingo tango

Martha Silano’s new collection begins with The Big Bang and ends with the unleashing of twelve million bees from a jack-knifed semi. In between Reckless Lovely ricochets from Renaissance masterworks to amusement parks, from fissures to fission, praising the peregrine, the paramecium. Reveling in galaxies and marveling at Earth’s miracles, Reckless Lovely opens the door to the radiantly inscrutable, the splendidly baffling.

Reviews / Endorsements

“These stunning pages, like a ‘land-less landmass, [a] dollop-y desert dessert loosed,’ fold moments of joy into a Reckless Lovely with inventive, chewy language, and a relentless appreciation of music and delight.”—Aimee Nezhukumatathil

MARTHA SILANO is the author of three previous collections including the winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize selected by Campbell McGrath, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (Saturnalia Books, 2010), Blue Positive (Steel the Books, 2006), and What the Truth Tastes Like (Nightshade, 1999). Her poems have appeared in over a dozen anthologies and The Best American Poetry 2009.

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