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hell of birds

Mixing ecological insights with medieval hagiographies, Kimberly Povloski's hell of birds beautifully connects mysticism to the ongoing crisis of a warming, ravaged world.

"hell of birds is ferocious in its energy and acrobatics. With arresting images and unexpected enjambment, the poems twist and turn, often coming to a halt so surprising, you’re left reeling in the white space, out of breath. Kimberly writes, 'One day the world will sing through your blood.' After reading this collection, you’ll feel the earth in your bones."

— Erica Dawson, author of When Rap Spoke Straight to God

“You’ve not read a collection like hell of birds before. This is wild new work by a poet with a vision and a voice—and with wings. The rapture is contagious: it’s our lives. These poems net all of it—the heaven and the hell of it in these fearless and music-filled poems.”

— Laura Kasischke, National Book Critics Circle Award winner

Cover Artist: Alexander Landerman

Cover Designer: Sally Franckowiak

Kimberly Povloski is a poet from Houston, Texas. She graduated from Eastern Washington University’s MFA program in 2018. While at EWU, she served as Poetry Editor for Willow Springs. Her work has appeared in Gris-Gris.

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