lyrical, funny, angry, and ecstatic poems that migrate from the heartland of
the country to the Atlantic coast and beyond, this young poet searches the
world within her and around her for intimate myths that will hold, stories that
will heal, actions that can transform the restless quest for love into its
steady practice, adolescence into adulthood. 84 pp.
sonorous cadences, with relentless honesty, and with deeply human truths, as
well as deeply human humans infusing her poems, Maria Nazos has written a
stunning first collection. Godspeed (like a bolt, like a bullet) A Hymn That
Meanders into the world!
Thomas Lux, author of Particles: Poems, The Cradle Place, The
Street of Clocks, and New
and Selected Poems, 1975-1995.
Nazos's first book successfully depicts an 'us' whose lyric motion is equal
parts devotional and destructive but never accidental. This is grown-folk
poetry, up front and adult, and there is not an ounce of surface-utterance in A
Hymn that Meanders.
Sayers Ellis, author of Skin Inc: Identity Repair Poems and The Maverick Room.