- PUBLISHED: May 2021
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literature / Poetry
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 104 Pages, 6 x 9 in x 0in
- ISBN: 9780899241791
“Christina de Villier’s Long Coordinates is an old-time book of mountain tunes, of blues, of songs sung by a soul deeply enmeshed in place and trying to reckon love and all its complications. The language here is keen-edged and playful, breathtaking at times, and de Villier’s sharp, even gaze lights in one moment on ‘rare pears’ and ‘the golden mare drink[ing] / from a trough,’ then ‘styrofoam & leafblowers & greed & sports / utility vehicles & traps & rape & drones’ the next. Long Coordinates is an extraordinary debut. As the poet writes, ‘I’m mad for it // whole person mouth wide open.’”—Joe Wilkins, author of Fall Back Down When I Die and Thieve
Authors & Contributors
Christina de Villier is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has earned fellowships from Fishtrap, Tin House, and the McIntyre Foundation. Her previous work can be found in About Place, Cold Mountain Review, Basalt, and elsewhere. Long Coordinates is her first collection of poems.