Fatal: Poems (Paperback)

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Fatal: Poems (Paperback)

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Fatal reflects on the “small and common” events that shock and wound us, contemplating how we can bear human care, knowing the risks.


In Fatal, her most personal collection yet, Kimberly Johnson reflects on ways in which we are imperiled, this life dealing out even in its “small and common” events so many shocks and wounds that we are marked by our having lived it.  These poems explore our enduring commitment to care for our small, costly holdings—all those vital, fatal loves that make us vulnerable—and contemplates the question of how we can bear the caring, knowing the risk.
Kimberly Johnson is a poet, translator, and literary critic. Her poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and Slate. She is the author of two previous poetry collections, Leviathan with a Hook and A Metaphorical God, and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, the Utah Arts Counsel, and the Mellon Foundation. She is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780892555598
ISBN-10: 0892555599
Publisher: Persea
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Language: English