Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday's Three on Poetry

Today, Thursday's Three spotlights a trio of recently published or forthcoming collections of poetry.

Ancients of the Earth: Poems of Time (Capturing Morning Press, Summer 2017) by D.A. Hickman ~ Hickman's first book of poetry, Ancients of the Earth "explores our shared human destiny via the constraints and luxuries of time." Hickman has published two nonfiction books: The Silence of Morning: A Memoir of Time Undone (Capturing Morning Press, 2015) and Always Returning: The Wisdom of Place (Capturing Morning Press, 2014).

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The cover image ("Sunrise Goose") is by John 'Fiskr' Larsen and the design by Michele DeFilippo of 1106 Design, Phoenix, Arizona.

D.A. Hickman on FaceBook

Lighthouse for the Drowning (BOA Editions, June 2017) by Jawdat Fakhreddine ~ Translated by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen, this bilingual collection is the first full-length collection of the Lebanese poet's works to be published in the United States. A resident of Beirut, Fakhreddine is a professor of Arabic literature and criticism at Lebanese University and publishes articles and poems in al-Hayat and al-Khaleej newspapers. His other poetry collections include Rural Illusion, A Beacon for the Drowning, and Skies.

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Four Poems ("Three Sides of Death",  "Preparation", "A Session in Old Sanaa", and "Land") in Banipal (Issue 53, Summer 2015)

Jawdat Fakhreddine on FaceBook

Lessons on Expulsion: Poems (Graywolf Press, July 11, 2017) by Erika L. Sanchez ~  Sanchez's debut poetry collection captures the social, cultural, economic, and linguistic borders confronting her as the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants. Winner of a "Discovery" poetry prize from the Boston Review and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Sanchez, of Chicago, Illinois, is also an essayist and novelist. Her book for teens and young adults, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (PenguinRandom House), is forthcoming.

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Lessons on Expulsion at Graywolf Press

Erika L. Sanchez Website

Erika L. Sanchez on FaceBook

Graywolf Press

1 comment:

Daisy Hickman said...

Honored to see the cover to ANCIENTS OF THE EARTH here on your blog, Maureen. So very thoughtful of you to share this! The collection has been in-progress for a while now, and the wonderful photograph (which I found a couple of years ago) was an inspiration along the way. I think these poems would reach the heart of anyone looking for a deeper way of looking at time. Time, in all its guises, often "hides" from us to a point ... so I went looking for those spaces and moments for this poetry collection. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you again.