Into These Knots: Winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize
By: Ashley McHugh (author)Hardback
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The poems of Into These Knots, Ashley Anna McHugh's debut collection, glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, interrogating and elucidating in elegant and supercharged speech ultimate questions and intimate foibles. With equal parts intelligence and passion, Ms. McHugh can quarrel with scripture or riff on the amorous pleadings of Andrew Marvell or the stark musings of Baudelaire. In "Cairns," a brilliant sequence that plays with the boundaries of the sonnet, mountain hikes in rural West Virginia trace, among other things, the difficult pathways to the divine.
Ashley Anna McHugh's poems have appeared in The New Criterion, Measure, The Hopkins Review, and Smartish Pace, and she has also written Become All Flame, a chapbook of her poems. Ms. McHugh studied at The Ohio State University and at Boston University, and is now pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Arkansas. She received the 2009 Morton Marr Poetry Prize. She is also a senior editor for Linebreak and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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