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It Is Daylight (Yale Series of Younger Poets) (Paperback)

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By Arda Collins, Louise Glück (Foreword by)
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I remember stumbling across Arda Collins' poetry and thinking: this is the best stuff I've ever read. I only had access to a few oh her poems online, but here they are altoghter in a Yale Series winning debut. Highlights: "The News," "Garden Apartments," "Snow on the Apples." — From IT IS DAYLIGHT (Arda Collins)


Announcing the 2008 recipient of the Yale Younger Poets prize

Arda Collins is the 2008 winner of the annual Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. Mesmerizing and electric, her poems seem to be articulated in the privacy of an enclosed space. The poems are concrete and yet metaphysically challenging, both witty and despairing. Collins’ emotional complexity and uncommon range make this debut both thrillingly imaginative and ethical in its uncompromising attention to detail. In her Foreword, contest judge Louise Glück observes, “I know no poet whose sense of fraud, the inflated emptiness that substitutes for feeling, is more acute.” Glück calls Collins’ volume “savage, desolate, brutally ironic . . . a book of astonishing originality and intensity, unprecedented, unrepeatable.”

About the Author

Arda Collins lives in Denver, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in poetry. Her poems have been published in journals and magazines including The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, A Public Space, and others. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300148886
ISBN-10: 0300148887
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2009
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Yale Series of Younger Poets