What a white hot debut this is: intelligence fairly sizzles on the page. If the poems give no quarter to hearthside complacencies—this is the twenty-first century after all—their formal brilliance and their sheer raw nerve are bracing compensation. Page Hill Starzinger is poetry’s exhilarating rejoinder to the rich experimentalism of contemporary visual art, and visual acuity is high on the list of pleasures here. Heady, grounded, all sinew and surgical steel: these are poems that take us forward.
Page Hill Starzinger lives in downtown Manhattan, near Union Square, and has worked for 30 years in New York as Copy Director at Vogue and Estee Lauder and is currently Creative Director for Copy at Aveda. She is co-author of A Bouquet from the Met (Abrams) and photo editor of Town & Country 150th Anniversary 1846-1996 (Abrams). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. Her poems have recently appeared in Colorado Review, Fence, Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Volt, and many others.
$7 Paperback | Published 2009