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AMANDA PARADISE - limited edition hardcover

AMANDA PARADISE - limited edition hardcover

Winner of the 2022 PEN Josephine Miles Award for Poetry
Winner of the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Former United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith wrote in the New York Times, “CAConrad's poems invite the reader to become an agent in a joint act of recovery, to step outside of passivity and propriety and to become susceptible to the illogical and the mysterious.” The poems in AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration reach out from a (Soma)tic poetry ritual where CA flooded their body with the field recordings of recently extinct animals. Foundational here are the memories of loved ones who died of AIDS, the daily struggle of existing through the Corona Virus pandemic, and the effort to arrive at a new way of falling in love with the world as it is, not as it was.

Publication Date: September 7, 2021
ISBN# 9781950268436 (6.5 x 9, 136pp, limited edition hardcover)

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