Elizabeth Jacobson's Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air is a collection of poems wealthy with the speaker's intimacy with nature, and with the philosophical and spiritual insights that emerge from a deep practice of close observation.
Tyler Mills' Hawk Parable seeks what it means to be human in the spaces between tragedy and beauty, loss and life, in the relationships between the lyric speaker, history, and personal memory.
About the Authors:
Elizabeth Jacobson is also the author of Her Knees Pulled In (Tres Chicas Books) and two chapbooks, Are the Children Make Believe? and A Brown Stone (dancing girl press). She is the founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project, a not-for-profit which conducts poetry classes in community shelters in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Orion Magazine, Ploughshares, Plume, Taos Journal of Poetry, The American Journal of Poetry, Terrain, The Miami Rail, Vox Populi, and other literary journals. She has an MFA from Columbia University.
Tyler Mills is the author of two books of poems, Hawk Parable (winner of the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize) and Tongue Lyre (winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Poetry, and her essays have appeared in AGNI, Copper Nickel, and The Rumpus. The recipient of residencies from Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Vermont Studio Center, and scholarships/fellowships from Bread Loaf and Sewanee, the Chicago native is an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University, editor-in-chief of The Account, and a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico.