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Alana Dagenhart's debut collection is heartwarming, brilliant, and challenging.
About the Author
Alana Dagenhart is a poet, artist, and teacher who is trying to be a better global citizen. She likes to think about the intersection between science, art, and poetry and has been reading lately about time, light, cartography, and mythology. She is studying Latin American poetics. In her free time, she enjoys snow sports, backyard fires, and designing things. She lives in North Carolina with her husband José Rogelio Calvo in a little house with crooked doors and their dog Ela, and cats Paco & Luna. This is her first poetry collection.
From the book
A METAPHOR (OR MORE) FOR YOU
euphoria at the end of the novel, escape
of a dollar matinee, jouissance
of poetry, the melancholy
of leaving, the smell of earth, sun
after three days’ rain, the peace of clean, funk
groove, the enormity of space between wake & sleep
the color of the spectrum, indigo, the smell of a good tobacco
Degas’ ballerinas, a bass riff, the third bottle of beer, heat
in August, or fresh jalapeños, neon, nectarines
the truth of birth, three a.m. with no stars, the softness
of falling snow, the view from the blue ridge where Earth curves
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