Jessica Garratt’s Fire Pond

BY RUTH JOYNTON, Nonfiction Editor As a lover of Rilke, I remember reading Duino Elegies for the first time, nineteen years old, how one thick poem could sustain me for days.  It was proof that exhaustion is not always the reader’s enemy: when done right, it even satisfies.  It seemed impossible to read a book … Continue reading Jessica Garratt’s Fire Pond

An Interview with Jessica Garratt

Jessica Garratt’s first book, Fire Pond, won the 2008 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, selected by poet Medbh McGuckian, and was published by the University of Utah Press in April 2009. Individual poems from the collection have appeared in theNorth American Review, Shenandoah, Michigan Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, and in the forthcoming Helen Burns Poetry … Continue reading An Interview with Jessica Garratt