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Hold Like Owls

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ISBN-10: 1611170842

ISBN-13: 9781611170849

Edition: 2012

Authors: Julia Koets, Nikky Finney

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Selected by Nikky Finney as the seventh annual winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize, Hold Like Owls is the first book-length collection from Julia Koets. Full of imagery deeply embedded in memories of growing up in the American South, Koets explores what it means to hold--to carry memories--and what to hold onto and what to let go. Birds turn into paper, a voice fits inside a chestnut shell, and moths eat stars through a woolen sky as the collection evokes nuance within the ordinary, reframes childhood memory, and engages the themes of the night, sensuality, and desire. Whether questioning personal histories, language, sexual identity, or love, the collection honors the "gentle…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.19" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Julia Koets holds an M.F.A. from the University of South Carolina. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Indiana Review; Los Angeles Review; Euphony; and Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. A native of Summerville, South Carolina, Koets currently lives in San Francisco.