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A collection of poems. These poems have been widely published in prestigious American literary magazines. Melissa Tuckey's award-winning first book of poems, Tenuous Chapel, was chosen by Charles Simic. It is written in a time of war. Tuckey works in fragments and compressed lyric. Both intimate and worldly, brief poems open into wide spaces. Individual actions have conseq ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Abz Press
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This book is amazing. You may not have heard of Melissa Tuckey, as this is her first book, but if you love poetry, this book should be on your shelf. I was deeply moved again and again.
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Melissa Tuckey is the author of Tenuous Chapel (ABZ Press, 2013), winner of the 2012 ABZ First Book Prize, and Rope as Witness, a chapbook published by Puddinghouse Press. She’s received a Fine Arts Work Center residency, among other awards, for her writing. Her poetry has been anthologized in DC Poets Against the War, Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, Poets for Palestine, Days ...more

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