Glass Needles & Goose Quills

Author: Lissa Kiernan


Cross Genre | WINNER

Glass Needles & Goose Quills

"A brilliant book of bearing witness—to the death of a beloved father, the environmental catastrophes of our time, and the relation of body and landscape. Fearless and unflinching, this hybrid collection is both documentary and deeply personal, alert to the dangers of our contemporary world and to the role of poetry and poetics in that world’s saving. Endlessly formally inventive, Kiernan juxtaposes nuclear plant industry reports, newspaper clippings, and texts of poetics with her own poems and prose. This is a book that will force us to 'become unnumb,' as she tells us. This is a book that demands our attention.”

-Nicole Cooley, author of Breach