Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:00pm
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The Disheveled Bed, a poetry collection by award-winning poet Andrea Carter Brown, has been described by Molly Peacock as "a love story of such power, resonance, sadness, and happiness that I hardly know where to begin. Filled with passionate craft, a collected wisdom, and the heartbreaking story of a woman and a man in search of a child who find themselves instead, The Disheveled Bed is the first book of poems every poet dreams of: naturally intelligent, unselfconscious, yet knowing, a banquet set among shadows." In his foreword, Brooks Haxton writes, "These poems celebrate the strength of mind and the art that finds truth in experience. It’s a miraculous privilege, as a reader of these vital poems, to find myself within earshot."
Andrea Carter Brown is the author of The Disheveled Bed and an award-winning chapbook, Brook & Rainbow. Her work has received awards from the Poetry Society of America, River Styx, and Thin Air, and has been featured on both Poetry Daily and NPR. Last year, she won the Five Points James Dickey Prize for poems contained in her current manuscript, September 12. Work from this collection has also been cited in the Library of Congress Online Research Guide to the Poetry of 9/11. A Founding Editor of Barrow Street, she lives in Los Angeles, where she has been Poet in Residence and Managing Editor of the Emily Dickinson Journal at Pomona College.