"...a book flung whole, utterly original, beautiful and seamless, upon the world." -- Tom Lux
"...the heady, headlong language of her poems has honored them with an artful liturgy of devotional wonders." -- Sherod Santos
"Like the phoenix, Byrne lifts herself--and us--high above the ash of our disappointments and regrets. A marvelous debut." -- David St. John
About the Author
Elena Karina Byrne is a teacher, fine artist and Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America. She currently runs the poetry reading series at the J. Paul Getty Center where she recently worked as a Poetry Consultant to the Getty Research Institute. Elena is also the Poetry Moderator and Consultant for the Los Angeles Times Book Festival. Nominated six times for a Pushcart Prize, Elena's poems are forthcoming in nine magazines including, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Volt. Other recent publications include Poetry, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Nimrod, Antioch Review, Mid-American Review, The Virginia Quarterly, and The Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry, among many others.