...Much here feels honest, gracefully shaped, and true to human emotional complexity.
)Into These Knots is a remarkable book, even more remarkable because it is Ashley Anna McHugh's first full-length volume. It should put to rest any lingering question of whether formal poetry is adequate to express contemporary thought and emotion.
(World Literature Today
About the Author
Ashley Anna McHugh's poems have appeared in The New Criterion, Measure, The Hopkins Review, and Smartish Pace, and she has also written Become All Flame, a chapbook of her poems. Ms. McHugh studied at The Ohio State University and at Boston University, and is now pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Arkansas. She received the 2009 Morton Marr Poetry Prize. She is also a senior editor for Linebreak and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.