Annal: 2010 Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Results of the Tufts Poetry Awards in the year 2010.

Book:Temper (Beth Bachmann)

Temper

Beth Bachmann

Temper is at once violent and controlled, unflinching and unforgiving in temperament. The poems are mercilessly recursive, placing pressure on the lyric as a mode of both the elegiac and the ecstatic. The result is an enforced silence, urgent with grief.

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