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Hive
by Christina Stoddard
University of Wisconsin Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-299-30424-9 | eISBN: 978-0-299-30423-2
Library of Congress Classification PS3619.T6397A6 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hive is a remarkable debut collection of poems about brutality, exaltation, rebellion, and allegiance. Written in the voice of a teenage Mormon girl, these poems chronicle an inheritance of daily violence and closely guarded secrets. A conflicting cast of recurring characters—best friends, sisters, serial killers, and the ominous Elders—move through these poems as the speaker begins to struggle with the widening gulf between her impulse toward faith and her growing doubts about the people who claim to know God’s will. Ultimately she must confront what it means to believe and what it costs to save ourselves.

Winner, Poetry, Association for Mormon Letters Awards

Finalist, da Vinci Eye Book Design Award

Finalist, Washington State Book Award for Poetry, Washington Center for the Book

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