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Sara Eliza Johnson's stunning, deeply visceral first collection, Bone Map (2013 National Poetry Series Winner), pulls shards of tenderness from a world on the verge of collapse, where violence and terror infuse the body, the landscape, and dreams: a handful of blackberries offered from bloodied arms, bee stings likened to pulses of sunlight, a honeycomb of marrow exposed. All moments will shine if you cut them open. / Will glisten like entrails in the sun.” With figurative language that makes long, associative leaps, and with metaphors and images that continually resurrect themselves across poems, the collection builds and transforms its world through a locomotive echoa regenerative forcethat comes to parallel the psychic quest for redemption that unfolds in its second half. The result is a deeply affecting composition that will establish the already decorated young author as an important and vital new voice in American poetry.
National Poetry Series and Rona Jaffe Award winner Sara Eliza Johnson has published poems in Boston Review and the New England Review, among many others publications. She is the Vice Presidential Fellow in creative writing at the University of Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City. Martha Collins lives in Cambridge, MA.
Table of Contents
Fable Deer Rub Beekeeping As the Sickle Moon Guts a Cloud Märchen Lesson, During the War Me Tangere Rapture View From the Fence, On Which I Sit and Dangle My Legs Confession Frühlingstraum The Last Przewalski’s Horse The Dream of Water Parable of the Flood When There Is Burning Instead Purgatory Epilogue
Sea Psalm Question Elegy Surrounded by Water Archipelago: Island of Sheep Archipelago: The Paradise of Birds Archipelago: Tabula Rasa Archipelago: The Soporific Well Instructions for Wintering on the Ice Field Letter from the Ice Field, October Letter from the Ice Field, December Letter from the Ice Field, January Letter from the Ice Field, March Archipelago: Ultima Thule The City Where Men are Mended Let Us Consider Where We Might Have A Home How the World Was Made Equinox