Collins’ spatial poems knit together the natural world––trees, light, stones––with her specific history of violence, loss, and survival.
EMMA DALEY lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and is an assistant managing editor for MAYDAY. She recently completed a poetry thesis at Bard College and, since, has studied at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Center for the Book Arts, and with writers Emily R. Hunt and Sheila Heti. Her prose and poetry have been published by Bard Papers and Small Orange, and is scheduled for release in Cleveland Review of Books. She enjoys all things marine-related and is working toward a Master in Library and Information Science.
Suspended in Middle Distance: On Arda Collins’ Star Lake
Pinioned Wings: Love, Violence, and Spirituality in Hananah Zaheer’s Lovebirds
by Emma Daley
In her new chapbook, Lovebirds, Zaheer presents 12 vivid flash stories about relationships, faith, violence, loss, and desire.