& in Open, Marvel

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Felicia Zamora

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June 2018 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri. Washington Independent Review of Books.

What People Are Saying

With taut attention, Felicia Zamora witnesses wonders that would break open a heart. This is a book that makes me want to live more fully in our marvelous world. —Camille T. Dungy, author of Trophic Cascade

Water, birds, parts of the body, the movement of a hive, scientific lexicons, lush diction, Felicia Zamora's poems connect and disconnect these things in equal parts microscopic investigation and knotty and ornamental declaration. There's a consciousness here that openly marvels at all states of being and becoming, even its own, offering readers language as metaphysical gateway to experience; that the gate can be entered from either side is Zamora's signature stratagem. —Noah Eli Gordon, author of The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom


& in Open, Marvel grapples with wonder in everyday existence. A sense of quietness through seasonal change threads the interlaced contemplations in the collection, which approach the twice-removed space we occupy from the physical world. The act of mind and body is experienced as a journey for both writer and reader. How we are all elements in fall. How we are all purpose. How what makes us connects us. How there are lovely works beyond us, which in turn, include us. How we plead to ourselves, See . . . just see.

About the Author

Felicia Zamora is the author of the books Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (University of Notre Dame Press) and Instrument of Gaps (forthcoming from Slope Editions 2017). Of Form & Gather was listed as one of the "9 Outstanding Latino Books Recently Published by Independent and University Presses" by NBC News. She won the 2015Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse, and authored two chapbooks. Her published works may be found or forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, jubilat, Meridian, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, OmniVerse, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Sugar House Review, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, The Adirondack Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Georgia Review, The Michigan Quarterly, TriQuarterly Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, Witness Magazine, West Branch, and others. She is an associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review and holds an MFA from Colorado State University. She is the 2017 Poet Laureate for Fort Collins, Colorado, and education programs coordinator for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her partner Chris and their two dogs.


empty haunt; inlet
A Long Road Never Takes Us
At Last Summer Let Go
Caught in Diastole
Before Winter
Alone at the Lake
A Constant Spin Resides
Purpose of Dance
I Hear the Blue Jay Sing
dance {dance} dance
Still These Lovely Works Beyond Us
Brain Waves
Picture of the Hive
In Perihelion
Broken Things
{Honest} Random {Caused by Desire to De-Categorize} Self
Understanding Words Fail & Weave in Simultaneity
imbibe {et alia} here
orts: a poem
Imbibe {Et Alia} Here
flutter & flash
In Hush
A Lesson
Witness Here: A Limited Thing
We Return Sparkling
Across the Blown, Inward Breeze
Toward the End of Day
Blue Jays in the Yard
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