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Lark Apprentice
Louise Mathias

First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2004 • 66 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-41-8

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“The gestures in the lyric poems of Louise Mathias' Lark Apprentice are as swift and elusive as wings in flight. Always aware of the futility in efforts to settle, these beautiful poems are coerced into motion, pausing only briefly to ponder the secrets of yearning, of loss, and even the cosmos itself. Possessing a bold and dark sensuality, they entice us to follow their inexplicable paths, 'Just our bodies, smart / with complications. And our mouths; / pink halos of effort / in the black apparatus of night.”—Molly Bendall


New Issues Prize Selection (2003) Commendation

LOUISE MATHIAS is the author of Lark Apprentice, which was chosen by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, won the Burnside Review Chapbook contest and is just out from Burnside Review Press. Recent poems appear in journals such as Barrow Street, Ninth Letter, Triquarterly, and Third Coast. She lives in California.

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