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To Make It Right
Corrinne Clegg Hales

Autumn House
2011 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-47-3

Winner of the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Contest, selected by Claudia Emerson.

Winner of the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Contest, selected by Claudia Emerson. In her fifth collection of poetry, Hales mines the layers of grief and discovers how to surive in a broken world.

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“Her language muscular and resolute, equally hard-edged and finely honed, Corrinne Clegg Hales explores the sometimes uneasy resonances between family and community, the self and history, reminding us that one of poetry’s noble purposes lies in the skillful ordering of emotional chaos. To Make It Right contains poetry of fierce, undeniable beauty despite the hardships that have inspired it, and includes a sequence devoted to the discovery of a narrative’s first fine threads of truth buried with the victims of the Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857, when Mormon zealots murdered over a hundred emigrant men, women, and children bound for California. Ambitious and sustained, this remarkable collection is the work of a poet intent on responding to the call of this world.”—Claudia Emerson

CORRINNE CLEGG HALES was born in Tooele, Utah, and grew up in Salt Lake City. Her previous full-length books include Separate Escapes (Ashland Poetry Press, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize) and Underground (Ahsahta Press), as well as two chapbooks. Awards include two NEA Fellowship Grants and the River Styx International Poetry Prize. She lives in Fresno, California where she coordinates the MFA Program in Creative Writing at California State University, Fresno.

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