Congratulations to the 2017 Emrys Chapbook Winner Mary B. Moore whose book, Amanda & The Man Soul is now available for preorders. We are expecting the chapbook to arrive any day now. Order your copy now!
Read the first poem in Amanda and the Man Soul and then keep on reading, as I did, straight through to the final poem. This is one of those books that can’t be put down, that overwhelms us with the mystery of what it means to be human and alive in a body, to be in possession of a soul, or maybe twin souls. We are, as Mary Moore writes of Van Gogh’s “Irises”, “The terrors his brush disclosed / bad gods among the beauties.” —Dorianne Laux