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The Wild Night Dress: Poems
by Laura McCullough
University of Arkansas Press, 2017
Paper: 978-1-68226-027-2 | eISBN: 978-1-61075-609-9
Library of Congress Classification PS3613.C38645
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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Finalist, 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Billy Collins


“A graceful synthesis of poetry and science.”


—Billy Collins


Laura McCullough finds passage through the darkest times as she loses, in short order, her mother and her marriage. Through her near unbearable grief, she creates poems that slip between science and nature as she grasps at coordinates in a world spun out of its orbit. From the God Particle to toroidal vortexes, from the slippery linguistics of translation to the translation of the body, McCullough brings readers to the mystery of surrender, and the paradox that what we bear can make us more beautiful, that there is a gift in grief.



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