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Marble Orchard


69 pages
University of Akron Press

The poems in Marble Orchard are acrylic and anxious, cinematic and swarming. In this new collection, Corwin examines aches and acres, roiling with voices, overly sensitive and ripe with yearning. A “marble orchard” is a graveyard, a garden of cold flowers, a field of apples, hushed. Marble Orchard explores physical and psychic pain through ekphrastic poems (in response to film and to paintings), crowd-sourced writing from overheard conversations, and formal pieces that use the vessels of traditional poetic forms.

Author Bio
Emily Corwin’s writing has appeared in Salamander, Black Warrior Review, Passages North, DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, New South, and elsewhere. Her book, Sensorium, was published in 2020 by The University of Akron Press. She lives and works in Birmingham, Michigan with her love-person, Joe, and her very photogenic cat, Soup.