A Sane Life
by Amy Gerstler • from Scattered at Sea • Penguin Books
Amy Gerstler's book Dearest Creature (Penguin 2009) was named a New York Times Notable Book and was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry.
Scattered at Sea
The title of Gerstler's new collection evokes notions of dispersion, diaspora, sowing one’s wild oats, having one’s mind expanded or blown, losing one’s wits, and mortality.
a single poem
Deadline: July 15th
"What always pulls at me, like a persistent hand tugging on my shirt sleeve or at my pant leg, is the poem I haven't written. Hey, it asks me, when is it my turn?
"The blank code of my unwritten poem is inflated with announcements of what it could be and swagger. Much more than a poem already written, where limitations have already ended up imposing themselves and where initial intentions end up lowering their head in embarrassment ... " —Luis Muñoz, translated by Curtis Bauer MORE
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