Friday, February 17, 2017

Pg. 69: Kim Garcia's "DRONE"

Featured at the Page 69 Test: DRONE by Kim Garcia.

Critical praise for DRONE:
“This is a necessary book of meditation, of prayer. Kim Garcia moves through innumerable facets of our American lives in order to understand what has happened to her soul in a time of drones. For drones are what hover around every poem here. Silently and unseen. When we tend our gardens, work our jobs, lawns, fields, when we dream or listen to our children or say our prayers alone or in church. The drones are never ‘somewhere else.’”
—Fady Joudah

“Kim Garcia has entered deeply into our recent hidden nightmare with her eyes and heart wide-open and made something of beauty out of the terrible and incomprehensible. Fittingly, things are always falling from the sky in these poems—rain, fire, the sound of bells, swords, two crows, sunlight—and we are, as usual, down below, dumbstruck, looking anxiously, hopefully, upward.”
—Nick Flynn

“Kim Garcia’s DRONE imagines the contemporary paradox of war in which we can pilot an ‘unpiloted’ aircraft. These compassionate poems reveal as much concern for our presumed enemies as for those listening and watching at a distance. We sense a great humanity behind this beautifully crafted book-length meditation centered on a woman’s perspective on war.”
—Heid E. Erdrich, 2015 Backwaters Prize Judge
Visit Kim Garcia's website.

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