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  • Paperback: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Light Press (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421891964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421891965
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Winner of the 2010 Blue Light Book Award and the Academy of American Poets Prize, Sarah McKinstry-Brown studied poetry at the University of New Mexico and the University of Sheffield, England. She's been published everywhere from West Virginia's standardized tests to literary journals such as Chicago Quarterly Review. In 2004 she won the Blue Light Poetry Prize for her chapbook length collection, When You Are Born. Published in a number of poetry slam anthologies, poems were featured alongside Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Ted Kooser in The Spoken Word Revolution Redux. She's also had work published in Nebraska Presence, An Anthology of Nebraska Writers. Most recently, her work has been published in Plainsongs, The Sow's Ear, The Cimarron Review, and her poems were featured on poetryspeaks.com alongside the works of Emily Dickinson and Lord Byron. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska, and her first full-length collection of poetry, Cradling Monsoons, is forthcoming from Blue Light Press. McKinstry-Brown has taught performing and writing workshops in libraries, schools, and universities on the both the east and west coasts and everywhere in-between. When she's not reading or teaching, you can find Sarah in Omaha with her husband, the poet Matt Mason, and their two beautiful, feisty daughters. For more info, go to: sarah.midverse.com


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This book of poetry is stunning, absolutely stunning, and I mean that completely literally. I sat myself down in a quiet place and read this book from cover to cover. Over and over again while I read I kept encountering moments in the poems that took my breath away. All I could do was sit for a few moments and stare at the poem I had just read, marveling. After that I had to work to collect myself in order to be able to turn the page and move on to the next poem. It is true that these poems are easily approached because they are direct, not hidden behind over-ornamentation or unnecessary complexity, but once the poems draw you in they really work you over. Though they lull the reader with an unhurried velveteen elegance, their emotional impact is intense. This is a compelling beautiful collection from a poet whom I am sure will have even more marvelous wonders to share with us in the future.
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Sarah McKinstry-Brown's Cradling Monsoons is much like her readings, astounding, powerful, crowd-drawing and inspirational. She knows how to draw the reader in, keep them going and how to make them feel the pain of the poem while finding a resolution in peace. Appearing is as good as getting and getting doesn't get any better than this collection on motherhood, on love, on loss and on the beauty of being a woman in this ever-busy and crazy world. Cradling Monsoons will allow you to forget your world, yourself even, and enter into rhythmic magic. If you haven't heard of Sarah yet, you will, and you will thirst for more.
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After receiving my copy of "Cradling Monsoons" as a gift, I read the whole book in a single afternoon. What I admire most about SMB's poetry is that it does not ever seem as though it is trying too hard, nor do the poems ever seem forced. Instead, the poems are quitely engaging, full of heartbreak and defiance. I admire how honest these poems feel, and how SMB lets them speak for themselves.

If you love poetry, and if you are willing to reckon with the inevitabilities of death and loss and love in spite of it all, pick up this book. The human dimensions of the poetry are simply and beautifully told, and the language and metaphors do their work quietly and with pride.
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