In One Version of the Story
New in 2016 from New Issues Press
In One Version of the Story is a collection of poems that explores the ways human beings confront desire, obsession, and loss by creating stories. It builds from the nineteenth century French folk legend of l’Inconnue de la Seine, her famous death mask, and her third life as the face of Resusci-Anne. The book stalks the Paris streets, sighs in a suburban Ohio gymnasium, climbs a Mediterranean volcanic island, and blinks on foggy Houston sidewalks.
Poems from this project appear in Pleiades, Third Coast, Southeast Review, Gigantic Sequins, Another Chicago Magazine, Whiskey Island, Southern Review, Quarterly West, minnesota review, DIAGRAM, Confrontation, and Best New Poets 2012 and 2014.