What the Postcard Didn't Say
is an amazing and surprising collection, rich with playfulness and ripe with longing. Pay attention: Shoshauna Shy has arrived on the doorstep of contemporary American poetry with beautiful, bursting baggage--a trunk full of hard-earned wisdom, slippery with and a giant soaring heart. Unpack these poems and be dazzled; you'll beg her to stay. --Dean Bakopoulos, author of Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
these are postcards from the brink, not pastel cotton candy sunsets, but raw gritty snapshots of discomforting revelations and tumultuous transitions. Here are chipped souvenirs of alternate lives, miscommunications, inopportune discoveries. These poems are as hot as stollen cars; they burn the ink right off the page. --Barbara Crooker, winner of the WB Yeats Society of New York Poetry Prize</i/>
About the Author
is the author of Slide Into Light
, Souped-Up on the Must-Drive Syndrome
, and White Horses on Sale for a Song.
Her poems have been anthologized by Random House, Grayson Books, and Midmarch Arts Press and have appeared in the Cimarron Review
, Poetry Northwest
and The Seattle Review.
She is also a member of the Prairie Fire Poetry Quartet and the founder of the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf program. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. </div>