Antiquity by Michael HomolkaAntiquity by Michael Homolka


byMichael Homolka

Paperback | July 22, 2016

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The poems inAntiquity very much abandon themselves to language, to the collective poetic endeavor, and they do so in a rich, textured, and sustained voice."-Mary Ruefle, from the introductionWinner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Michael Homolka'sAntiquity offers the present infused with the past, from Ancient Greece to the Holocaust to contemporary battlefields. A haunting and evocative debut.Michael Homolka lives and works in New York City. Homolka's poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares,the Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. "
Michael Homolka's poems have appeared in publications such asThe New Yorker, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Boulevard, Parnassus, andThe Threepenny Review. A graduate of Bennington College's MFA program, he lives in New York City and currently teaches high school English through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. Mary Ruefle is the au...
Title:AntiquityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 5.59 × 8.39 × 0.26 inPublished:July 22, 2016Publisher:Sarabande BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941411274

ISBN - 13:9781941411278


Editorial Reviews

It's a quick spin through Homolka's spare, sculpted lines from the collection of Jews' permits to the six-day war to 'emaciated lovers' receiving stars from the backs of chariots. Clearly, history, and particularly Jewish history, will be the topic of this Kathryn A. Morton Prize winner, and clearly the language will be punchy and irreverent... . VERDICT: Refreshing, energetic work; many readers will enjoy."-Library Journal, "Summer Poetry: 13 Smart New Collections from Debut and Veteran Authors Alike""Homolka's alluring debut seamlessly tiles scenes of past and present to create a mosaic that is constantly conscious of the inescapability of time... . Aware that he is presenting perennial human questions in new imagery, Homolka lets his metaphors do the work so that the craft, not cleverness, shines through."-Publishers Weekly'Though timeless in its associations... this is a collection infused with the cyclical nature, and often unbearable passage, of time and an unflinching awareness of the horrors human beings can visit upon each other... . Thoughtful, piercing, and sometimes startling in its darker moments, this collection echoes long.'-Booklist "