Little Human Relics (Second Edition) by Amanda Williams
Book Title: Little Human Relics -- Second Edition
List Price: $16.00
Release Date: August 14, 2018
About the Collection
"The poems in Little Human Relics weave themselves through various notions of home: a family farm, the mythic backdrop of Bavaria, a cityscape rife with urban noise and expectations, and the quiet interiors of domestic life. Whether overhearing a lament about marriage at a nail salon, or standing vigil over the grave of a newly-buried horse, these poems invite readers to step over the page’s threshold into a kitchen, a gothic cathedral, a lover’s bed. These poems celebrate the ways in which devotion elevates all things in one’s life to a position of reverence; a poem which marvels at the brutality of religious relics is placed alongside a poem depicting the mending of a child’s nightgown, and suddenly that small act of love inspires equal awe. As the title suggests, these poems are carefully captured moments in a person’s life that may have easily flown past her, but they all represent a constellation of objects, events, and characters who are undeniably worthy of praise. Like relics, they exist to both conjure memory, as well as teach readers a little bit more about what it means to be human."
About the Author:
Amanda Williams is an MFA Creative Writing candidate and Teaching Fellow at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She is the recipient of a Jackson Fellowship, the Gertrude Claytor Prize in Poetry from the Academy of American Poets, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have been published in Sugar House Review, PoetryFix, Silver Birch Press, Artemis: A Journal for Artists and Writers from the Blue Ridge Region and Beyond, Jam Tarts Magazine, and the Red Truck Review. Her essays have appeared in AAAA Magazine and The Morning News.
--Clifford Garstang, author of What the Zhang Boys Know