About the Author:

An Indiana native who has worked as a carny, a park ranger, a waitress in a disco ballroom, and the second woman welder in Firestone Steele’s history, Brenda Coultas now lives in New York. Coultas was a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in 2005. Her poetry has been published in Brooklyn RailEncyclopedia, Conjunctions, and many other journals. She is the author of A Handmade Museum, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, and The Marvelous Bones of Time.

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Praise for Brenda Coultas

“Equally at ease in the city and the country, Brenda Coultas is a spiritual archaeologist of dumpsters and farm fields, an observer of the derelict and everyday folks. Her vivid voice is like no other I have encountered, and the originality of her work is matched by the genuine wisdom of its perceptions.”—Bradford Morrow

“Brenda Coultas is very funny, and her humor can bite . . . There is a toughness and a tenderness.” —American Book Review

“A new classic of American Literature. . . [Coultas] is an answer to this country’s 19th century masters: Dickinson, Whitman, Hawthorne, and Melville.”—Galatea Resurrects

Brenda Coultas