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The Popular Vote
The Popular Vote

The Popular Vote


88 Pages, 6 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9781947817043

Rights: US & CA

Saturnalia Books (Mar 2019)


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A shocked, funny, tender despondency ripples through Star Black's new collection as it cartwheels from the newspaper headlines after Donald Trump's 2016 victory to the intimacy of personal elegy. A spirited examination, The Popular Vote moves with casual spontaneity and verve, pressuring language into a performance of surprising, invigorating movements across syntax and line. From meditations on love, skyscapes, and cultural and personal loss, the poems in The Popular Vote reach out to the sleep-deprived majority of Americans who are governed by a president they didn't vote for. The result is a poetry collection full of vision and insight.

Author Biography

Star Black is a poet, photographer, and artist. She has authored six collections of poetry and currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. She was recently published in The Paris Review, and has written three books of sonnets, a collection of double sestinas, and a book of collaged free verse. Her poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present.