Author: Dorothea Lasky
Publisher: Wave Books (2007)
An unforgettable debut: Lasky is a seductive prophet who delights as ably as she terrifies. If the Book of Revelations had been scribbled in the diary of a precocious fourteen-year-old girl, the prophecies might look something like Awe. Lasky is a daring truth teller, naming names and boldly pushing the boundaries of confession.
"Lasky's poems embrace everything from our most intimate to our most metaphysical experiences. Love and hope and pain and, of course, awe come rushing at the reader with no intermediary. These poems are refreshingly generous and direct in their celebration of life, and are a revelation."