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Yes Thorn

by Amy Munson

$16.95

Yes Thorn  uses language in new and exciting ways. And I admire how this poet asks the critical questions: What connects us, to each other and to belief? Can we be connected — to ideas, to lovers, to religious belief, to family — without also being inscribed by these connections? Can we be moved by desire and longing without becoming subject to them?” — Paisley Rekdal

Format: paperback

ISBN: 978-1-936797-88-2 Categories: , ,

Winner of the Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry, selected by Paisley Rekdal

Yes Thorn abides with mysteries—mortality, spirituality, sexuality, nature, divinity, love—and interrogates them without necessarily pressing toward or expecting explanation. Its diction is sometimes ornate, but language and images that dwell in more classically lyric places are often undercut or mixed with tougher, blunter elements.

Yes Thorn  uses language in new and exciting ways. And I admire how this poet asks the critical questions: What connects us, to each other and to belief? Can we be connected — to ideas, to lovers, to religious belief, to family — without also being inscribed by these connections? Can we be moved by desire and longing without becoming subject to them?” — Paisley Rekdal

Additional Information

Weight.4 lbs
Dimensions6 x .5 x 9 in

amy-munsonAmy Munson lives in Minneapolis. Her work has received grants and support from the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board and has appeared in journals such as the Kenyon Review, the Gettysburg Review, West Branch, and Image. She received her MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers, and she teaches at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul.

“[W]hatever the origin and inspiration, this wonderful book of poems will prick you and infect your imagination long after you have read it. I truly look forward to reading more of Munson’s work in the future.” —Daniel Klawitter, NewPages