Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy

By Joanna Klink
Penguin Books, 2015, 64 pages, $20


Joanna Klink’s new collection of poems, her fourth, delivers the read that reviewers promise:“poetry of bracing emotional intensity,” and “utterly lucid and breathtakingly urgent.” The workis a meditation on being alone and an exploration of both solitude and loneliness. Klink teaches in the Creative Writing Program at UM. From her poem Blizzard: “Snow fell that day as itfalls/constantly through sleep/lush drumming to nothing/waves of hard silver.”

Book Cover: Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy
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