Today’s GalleyCrush is Emma Hine’s Stay Safe, forthcoming from Sarabande Books on January 5, 2021.
Perfect pitch: “At the center of this stellar collection are three imaginative sisters who have grown up in a world colored by loss and anticipatory grief, painting their lives with great swathes of anxiety and sadness.”
First lines: “Sometimes when I tell it they fall / and their parents find them twitching / like wrens on the flagstones, grieving / over wings that didn’t work. Oh well.”
Big blurb: “Simply said: this is the renewable energy we’ve been waiting for. So attuned are these poems to their introspective nature and terrors of the self, their wild narratives, and linguistic spells, this book begins to feel like its own solar farm: each page, a panel of skyshine and wonderments.” —Major Jackson
Book notes: Paperback, poetry, 72 pages.
Author bio: Emma Hine is a poet, writer, and freelance editor. Her debut poetry collection, Stay Safe, received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and is forthcoming from Sarabande Books in January 2021. Poems from this collection have recently appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, the Missouri Review, the Offing, the Paris Review, and the Southern Review, among others. Her essays have also been published in Guernica and Poets & Writers Magazine.