BOR #1 contributor Anne Haines has a new chapbook, Breach, coming out with Finishing Line Press. Order your copy today, and support this fabulous poet.
The chapbook is $12 (free shipping if ordered by July 25; add $2 shipping after that date). Advance orders will ship on or about August 22.
Praise for Breach:
In this astonishingly vital collection Anne Haines moves back and forth between land and sea, exploring every possible kind of breach and blessing. Her embrace encompasses accidents, birds, bodies, "everything that whispers," "every bone and every breath," and "every form of longing." In poems displaying a range of poetic gifts, Haines stimulates the brain and plunges deep into the heart. (Diane Lockward, author of Eve's Red Dress and What Feeds Us)
In Breach, Anne Haines continues the tradition of exploring edges, the liminal territory historically mapped by Bishop, Moore and other women. Hers is a verse of in-betweenness: in-between waking and sleeping, in-between clouds and earth, in-between animal and human, in-between the sea and land, and in-between here and there. In her poetry, water appears and reappears -- it buoys up the substance of the poem and becomes a complicated surface. Haines investigates the natural with a close, but not objective eye. Her empathy for the wilderness and its processes is evident in nearly every word. Her poetry is peaceful and frequently beautiful, but most of all, this poet creates something original. The way she negotiates the limits of language when describing nature makes the reader feel as if he/she is experiencing "what is wild" in an entirely new way. (Christine Hamm, author of The Transparent Dinner, The Salt Daughter, and others)