23 July 2017

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Sweet Insurgent

2017

Author Elyse Fenton

Soft Cover, 5.5x7.5, 80 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9980534-0-0

Elyse Fenton’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed first book furthers the great themes of women in wartime.

From intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war, to its explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war, these lush poems of the human interior always put themselves in harm’s way, for there the poet finds the truest meanings. Sweet Insurgent, winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize, is a book of vivid and crushing lyric poems, each one landing like a mortar to the earth.

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From intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war, to its explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war, these lush poems of the human interior always put themselves in harm’s way, for there the poet finds the truest meanings. Sweet Insurgent, winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize, is a book of vivid and crushing lyric poems, each one landing like a mortar to the earth.

Reviews

“Elyse Fenton writes such musically nervous, muscular, formally adept poems. They inhabit a familiar world of war, mortality, an unsettled natural landscape—but filtered through an uneasy mind, quick to identify the double standard, the complexity beneath the comforting narratives we tell ourselves. These poems are alive to our historical moment, inspiring us to re-think our place in a constantly shifting political, natural, and ethical world.”

- Kevin Prufer