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“And Her Soul Out of Nothing is, quite simply, unlike any other collection I can remember reading in recent literature. There is an eerie precision to her work—like the delicate discernment of a brain surgeon’s scalpel—that renders each moment in both its absolute clarity and ultimate transitory fragility. Her language is quirky in the very best sense of that word; her use of syntax is brilliant.”—Rita Dove, Judge, Citation for the 1997 Brittingham Prize in Poetry
“A treasury of broken meditations and chipped singing, moments of insight and yearning appearing like bits of statuary plowed up in a field, perhaps more beautiful for their sudden unlikely emergence. Olena Kalytiak Davis’s poems find evidence of the spirit everywhere, in laundromats, in parking lots and frozen landscapes, in the panic of birds.”—Dean Young
Olena Kalytiak Davis lives in Juneau, Alaska. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, she grew up in Detroit and has since lived in San Francisco, Prague, Lviv, Paris, Chicago, and the isolated Yup'ik community of Bethel, Alaska. She studied at Wayne State University, University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College. She was the winner of the 1996 Rona Jaffe Writer's award, and her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 1995, New England Review, Poetry Northwest, Michigan Quarterly Review, Field, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. This is her first book.
This has to be one of the best books of poetry of all time... solid work all around.Published 2 months ago by Tara Chez Britton
First read some of Davis' poems in English class in high school. Kept the handout of the poem we read on my bathroom wall for years--finally decided to get the book--What a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nora
Davis is our finest poet, a great voice, truly unique & wonderful. After my girlfriend passed this spring, this work has nourished me...Published 11 months ago by Beemer buddy
If you're thinking about purchasing this book go for it, it will be money well spent. Reading the book is time well spent.Published on May 15, 2007 by A. Budor
Everyone should read this highly original, honest and unabashedly real first collection of poems. These poems pack a lot of punch. Read morePublished on October 25, 2006 by Matthew Siegel
This garbage is like Sharon Olds on crack. Cliches, cliches, cliches... poorly broken! Self-pity! Purile! Don't waste your time!Published on December 22, 2003