My Life in Heaven

My Life in Heaven, the 2012 FIELD Poetry Prize winner, is "striking in its subtlety, complexity, and utterly distinctive voice," according to the prize judges David Young and David Walker. These moment-to-moment explorations of intimacy's intricacies use the power of the poetic line to illuminate the relationship of self to the beloved, nature, and the divine. This is a book of love poems, romancing the line between self and other. My Life...

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Beauty Breaks in

Poetry. "Mary Ann Samyn writes poems in which the impossible happens--through language, the human experience is turned to sky, fire, fireworks, diamonds. This is a poet who is able to hijack sorrow, or error, or delight, and transform them into deeply imagined, perfectly condensed and terrifyingly expanded glimpses. One doesn't quit reading a Samyn poem, as they accumulate in the reader's mind, follow us like our own shadows, permanently....

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