Today's poem is "In Which You Leave It Behind"
from Lime

Silverfish Review Press

Audrey Bohanan's poems have appeared in many journals including The Antioch Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Denver Quarterly, Seneca Review, Shenandoah and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She has been the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship and several other awards.

About Lime:

"The litany of the senses,' Audrey Bohanan tells us, makes 'a sheltering cove.' But the senses here seem to offer not so much shelter as instruction, in the best tradition of the New England these poems so acutely observe. Close attention to the world, in these skilled hands, becomes a study of time and mortality, sorrow and limit, joy and the possibility of hope. These poems sound like no one else, alive with a tensile strength and exacting, idiosyncratic perception. They speak to a lived, open-eyed engagement with a long-loved place. Lime is a singular, beautiful book."
—Mark Doty

"Lime, like its namesake that burns off whatever's perishable, is a witnessing of survival on the bare essentials of weather, animal wisdom, and frayed hand-me-downs. Bohanan's acute cinematic eye and genius for translating scenarios flooded by stillness into speech make this debut of an East Coast American Gothic brilliant."
—Jack Myers

"Lime,—haunting and confident in its beautiful evocatins—won't leave you alone, but will leave you astonished and moved by Bohanan's stunning ear and storyteller's gift for: imaginative particulars that reveal who we are, landscape, and the creatures that inhabit the wilderness of the human psyche."
—Roger Weingarten

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