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Imaginary Royalty
Miranda Field

Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2017 • 84 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - Women Authors / Poetry - Death, Grief, Loss

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-945588-01-3

"Field's lyrical, personal collection clings to love as the only way 'To find a stopping place for the endlessly vagrant self.'"—Publishers Weekly

These harrowing poems focus on how human connection can both transcend devastation as well as complicate our individual sense of existence

The sisters in this collection live and breathe as one. We witness the devastating impact of loss on this unit while also following the isolate self’s ongoing navigation of an ever-changing world.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“These poems are completely exquisite…tiny, icy metaphysical bombs….”—Regan Good

“…Field, who keens, drifts, echolocates, and feels the chill draft of every single vowel, has a brilliant ear tuned to the frequency of animal lamentation temporarily civilized by song, which is poetry.”—Robyn Schiff

“The travelers in these brilliant poems are stayed on their way while experiencing the continuance of life all around them. They are sheltered by rain, by snow, by shell, by the chill and the warmth found on the surface of the earth and in the passageways of the underworld..”—Saskia Hamilton

From the Book:


Hoarfrost forms on her limbs.
If we leave her here with birds and clouds
oscillating through her eyes, we fear
she'll wander. We risk losing her to conifers
and mosses. If you were raised by wild reindeer
could you be domesticated? We never were
able to tether her. If winter—
then wander.

MIRANDA FIELD was born in North London, U.K., and came to the U.S. as an undergraduate. She currently lives in New York City. Married to poet Tom Thompson, with whom she has two children, she teaches poetry (and occasionally fiction) at NYU, Barnard, the New School, and in individual sessions, privately. Her first book of poems, Swallow, was published in 2002.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:54:56 -0500