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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1630450464
  • ISBN-13: 978-1630450465
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
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In this gathering of prose poems, Vogel traces a "tentative thread of thought" that spans the domestic and the expansive worlds that men and women carry within themselves as constructed truths and contradictions. Dante's Unintended Flight offers a steadfast foundation built on a bedrock of dreaming and mythmaking. -Tara Betts, author of Break the Habit Dante's Unintended Flight is a tour de force! A narrative in moments, or as the writer Pam Houston might call these linked prose pieces, "glimmers," Vogel makes the personal universal in lyrical, often ecstatic bursts of images, that are ultimately about love-not loving enough or perhaps too much-and longing, so much longing, for some manifestation of a celestial presence amongst the mundane: a man cooking tomatoes; a little boy dreaming; a little girl placing a pan at the feet of a woman, and birds that... "rise again as if resurrected from their tiny deaths." Vogel's language is gorgeous, her assertions about life in the moment, startling and true. A powerful and compelling new book from a first-rate chronicler of the adoration and despair at the heart of the twenty-first century family. -Jaimee Wriston Colbert author of Wild Things Written in a language like nothing you've ever heard before, Emily Vogel's latest collection of sinister and incisive prose poems illuminates the rifts between man and woman and god and defiantly sings into those voids where the heart fails us but nevertheless proves that nothing is possible without heart. -Danniel Schoonebeek author of Trebuchet

About the Author

Emily Vogel's poetry, reviews, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, most recently in Omniverse, Ragazine, The Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Maggy, Luna Luna, Lyre Lyre, The San Pedro River Review, City Lit Rag, 2 Bridges Review, Contemporary Literary Horizons, and Tiferet, among several others. She is the author of five chapbooks, most recently Digressions on God (Main Street Rag Press, author's choice series, 2012). She is also the author of a full-length collection of poetry, The Philosopher's Wife (Chester River Press, 2011), a collaborative book, West of Home, with her husband, the poet and essayist Joe Weil (Blast Press, 2013), FIRST WORDS (NYQ Books, 2015), and DANTE'S UNINTENDED FLIGHT (NYQ Books, 2017). She has been twice nominated for a pushcart prize, and is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize at Binghamton University, 2008. She is the poetry editor of Ragazine, and teaches writing at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. She lives with her husband, Joe Weil, and their two recent editions: children Clare and Gabriel.

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