Our Lady of Not Asking Why

Our Lady of Not Asking Why

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Winner of the 2016 New Issues Prizeshow more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 149.86 x 215.9 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Western Michigan University, New Issues Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1936970481
  • 9781936970483
  • 1,203,034

About Courtney Kampa

COURTNEY KAMPA's writing has been widely published, appearing in Boston Review, TriQuarterly, the Journal, the National Poetry Review, New England Review, and elsewhere, and she has received awards from Best New Poets, the Atlantic, Poets & Writers magazine, and North American Review. In 2014, she won the Rattle Poetry Prize Readers' Choice Award, as well as Columbia University's David Craig Austin Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Thesis. She was raised in Virginia.show more

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"If the title of Courtney Kampa's debut collection begs the question 'why?, ' her opening poem, 'Cardiac, ' offers one answer: 'Heart with its headache. With its own set of vowels, / its ratifying pulse: because, because because.' And if the supporting leg--to borrow a dance term for these poems of gracious, balletic force--is girlhood (vulnerable, tensile, mythic, wary, trusting), the working leg is whatever act of blessing or forgiveness is fueled by the wounded, broken, resilient, bloodloaded nave of the heart. Wielding breath-taking lyricism and bro-nacular with equal savvy, Kampa's fearless poems course with a ruthless, talismanic tenderness that is rare and necessary. They 'introduce us to ourselves.'"--Lisa Russ Spaar (1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)show more

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