Saint Worm: Poems

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<p><em>Saint Worm</em>, Hailey Leithauser&rsquo;s second poetry collection, collects—sometimes warmly, sometime wickedly—glowworm, bookworm, earthworm, and other earthly and unearthly creatures, including human beings. Leithauser&rsquo;s sparklingly inimitable style mates the serious with the playful, yielding a treasury of quirkiness, inventive turns of phrase, wordplay, and expansive diction, making&nbsp;<em>Saint Worm</em>&nbsp;a collection unlike any other.</p>


<p><strong>PRAISE FOR <em>SAINT WORM</em></strong></p>


<p>Surprise is what I treasure most in my reaction to art, and Hailey Leithauser&rsquo;s <em>Saint Worm</em> surprises. Alternately funny and sad, creepy and comfy, disturbing and insightful, the book demands attention. Quirky as Stevie Smith and smart as Marianne Moore, what you hold in your hands is a masterpiece.

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&emsp;&emsp;—Spencer Reece


<p><strong>PRAISE FOR HAILEY LEITHAUSER</strong></p>


<p>&ldquo;Meticulously crafted . . . Leithauser has style to spare, but also substance, and yes, playful, in the best sense of the word, pleasurable and pleasure-seeking . . . This is the trick Leithauser does so well, marrying delightful, silvery rhyme to darker content.&rdquo;—<em>Los Angles Review of Books</em></p>


<p>&ldquo;The talent and craft exhibited here is cause for sheer glee . . . Leithauser&rsquo;s agility of expression and biting sense of humor shine through . . . Here&rsquo;s hoping this confident and deft collection will be the first of many from a powerful wordsmith.&rdquo;—<em>Shelf Awareness</em></p>


<p> &ldquo;. . . In its playfulness, its confections of wordplay . . . Delightful.&rdquo;—<em>Boston Review</em></p>

<p>&ldquo;A frantic argument in favor of obvious beauty, of ornament, and of elaborate jokes, as barriers against something like despair.&rdquo;—<em>Publishers Weekly</em></p>


<p>&ldquo;Possessed of an unnatural ability with the language, preternatural grace in form, and an extraordinary capacity to be dead serious with killer humor.&rdquo;—<em>Women&rsquo;s Voice for Change</em></p>


<p>&ldquo;Hailey Leithauser&rsquo;s intoxicating first collection, understands the physical nature of words and sounds. Her poems bounce along several registers, surprising us with their diction and resulting music . . . <em>Swoop</em> stands out as one of the most interesting books of this past year.&rdquo;—<em>32 Poems</em></p>


 

<p><strong>ABOUT THE AUTHOR:</strong></p>


<p>Hailey Leithauser&rsquo;s debut collection, <em>Swoop</em>, won the Poetry Foundation&rsquo;s Emily Dickinson First Book Award and the Towson Prize for Literature. Her poems appear in <em>Agni</em>, the <em>Gettysburg Review, Poetry</em>, the <em>Yale Review</em>, and numerous other periodicals, and have been selected three times for <em>The Best American Poetry</em> anthology. She is a recipient of the Discovery/the <em>Nation</em> Prize, the <em>River Styx</em> International Poetry Award, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award, and two Individual Artist Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. She lives quite lazily at the edge of a precipitous wooded ravine a few miles north of Washington, DC, and teaches at the West Chester Poetry Conference.</p>


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About the author

<p>Hailey Leithauser&rsquo;s debut collection, <em>Swoop</em>, won the Poetry Foundation&rsquo;s Emily Dickinson First Book Award and the Towson Prize for Literature. Her poems appear in <em>Agni</em>, the <em>Gettysburg Review, Poetry</em>, the <em>Yale Review</em>, and numerous other periodicals, and have been selected three times for <em>The Best American Poetry</em> anthology. She is a recipient of the Discovery/the <em>Nation</em> Prize, the <em>River Styx</em> International Poetry Award, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award, and two Individual Artist Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. She lives quite lazily at the edge of a precipitous wooded ravine a few miles north of Washington, DC, and teaches at the West Chester Poetry Conference.</p>


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Publisher
Able Muse Press
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Published on
Sep 27, 2019
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Pages
82
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ISBN
9781773490465
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Language
Arabic
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Genres
Humor / Form / Puns & Wordplay
Poetry / American / General
Social Science / Death & Dying
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This content is DRM protected.
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