LONG LISTED FOR THE 2021 POETRY BOOK AWARD
The second full-length title to award-winning poet and former Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Rhiannon McGavin.
If the word stanza means “room,” then this book is an orchard. Former Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Rhiannon McGavin crafts poems with scraps of the everyday, from dream diaries to postcards. She integrates the facts of daily life into lyric verse, switching out traditional forms easily as trying on new sweaters. Led by emotions “real as the mosaic air between screen and projector,” McGavin explores what it means to become your own calendar.
"Rhiannon McGavin guides us on an emotionally rigorous excursion into the reflexive nature of language, powered by the voice of a seductress, taunting the senses with spell-binding imagery, at once engaging and mesmerizing." —James Ragan, poet and author of The Hunger Wall and Too Long a Solitude. Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California