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Gold Hill Family Audio
Gold Hill Family Audio

Gold Hill Family Audio

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Cowles Poetry Prize Winner

POETRY

75 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: October 2022

ISBN 9781733015387

Rights: WOR

Southeast Missouri State Univ Press (Oct 2022)
IPG Publishing OLD

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2022
 

Overview

It is hard not to fall in love with the sensual, contemplative, sharp-eyed and often playful voice of Corrie Lynn White in her gutsy debut as she traverses the landscape of her personal history—its “uneven ground” and its badass set of matriarchs—looking to chart her own “narrow road” toward a complete and fulfilling life. Sometimes that means, “delet[ing] Tinder,” and going it alone. Sometimes that means embracing romance and its raw pleasure: “I sleep next to him/like a hog/ when it finds/ cold mud.” Where must we go? And, who with? It is the anxieties of this poet’s very human search that ring most true. And, as a woman, I have rarely felt so seen by a book. —Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, author of Spectacle

Reviews

"Corrie Lynn White's debut collection stays faithful to the idea that holiness can be found in any earthly place. While lazing in bed or weeding the garden. While hunting for panty hose at the Rite Aid or walking beneath the neon glow of the neighborhood BP. I love this book for reminding me that, whether we notice or not, the world invites our wildness, fatigue, heartbreak, and desire. Gold Hill Family Audio is as local and universal as a book of poems can be." —David Roderick, author of The Americans "The poems in Corrie Lynn White's Gold Hill Family Audio have all the intimacy and urgency of prayers - prayers for a deeper connection to place, to family, to our very selves. They celebrate and they mourn, oftentimes in the very same line. This is a poet who understands that what we love can be both blessing and burden. This is a book that asks 'everyone's tired question: how to live the bonkers / life we're given and how the hell to love,' then answers that question again and again by singing 'the broken chords of stumbling on.' These are the kinds of poems that reach into your life and change you." —Austin Smith, author of Flyover Country "It is hard not to fall in love with the sensual, contemplative, sharp-eyed and often playful voice of Corrie Lynn White in her gutsy debut as she traverses the landscape of her personal history—its 'uneven ground' and its badass set of matriarchs—looking to chart her own 'narrow road' toward a complete and fulfilling life. Sometimes that means, 'delet[ing] Tinder,' and going it alone. Sometimes that means embracing romance and its raw pleasure: 'I sleep next to him/like a hog/ when it finds/ cold mud.' Where must we go? And, who with? It is the anxieties of this poet's very human search that ring most true. And, as a woman, I have rarely felt so seen by a book." —Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, author of Spectacle

Author Biography

Corrie Lynn White’s poetry has appeared in Oxford American, New Ohio Review, Best New Poets, Mid American Review, and Mississippi Review, among other places. Originally from Gold Hill, North Carolina, she holds a BA from UNC Chapel Hill and an MFA from UNC Greensboro. She currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she works as a journalist and was named the 2021 Tennessee Arts Commission Fellow in Poetry.