This moving mosaic of the 1904 World's Fair carries the poignancy of an old family album, a presence at once here and gone. Through the poet's pitch-perfect ear and keen eye for the voices, vantages and scraps of the actual, come souvenirs of real lives transfixed in the glare of a triumphant technology's artificial light. --Eleanor Wilner
About the Author
Holly Iglesias is the winner of the 2008 Kore Press First Book Award. She is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Prose Poem, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Massachusetts Review
and Spoon River Poetry Review
. She has been awarded fellowships by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is the author of two chapbooks, Hands-on Saint
and Good Long Enough,
winner of Thorngate Road's Frank O Hara Prize. A critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women's Prose Poetry
, was published by Quale Press. She teaches at University of North Carolina-Asheville and at Warren Wilson College.