Martha Silano is the author of three previous collections including the winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (Saturnalia Books, 2010), Blue Positive (Steel the Books, 2006), and What the Truth Tastes Like (Nightshade, 1999). Her poems have appeared in over a dozen anthologies and The Best American Poetry 2009. She teaches at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington.
Martha Silano’s new collection begins with The Big Bang and ends with the unleashing of twelve million bees from a jack-knifed semi. In between, Reckless Lovely ricochets from Renaissance masterworks to amusement parks, from fissures to fission, praising the peregrine, the paramecium. Reveling in galaxies and marveling at Earth’s miracles, Reckless Lovely opens the door to the radiantly inscrutable, the splendidly baffling.
"These stunning pages, like a "land-less landmass, [a] dollop-y desert dessert loosed," fold moments of joy into 'Reckless Lovely' with inventive, chewy language, and a relentless appreciation of music and delight."
"With its wondrous marriage of science and lyricism, this book navigates the riotous and righteous routes."
—Nance Van Winckel