Moira Egan Hot Flash Sonnets

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Hot Flash Sonnets

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Poetry. Women's Studies. Poet Moira Egan finally turned fifty, and her poetic journey has gotten ever sweatier and sexier. In her latest collection, HOT FLASH SONNETS, she explores the sultry joys and humorous indignities of becoming a woman of a certain age.

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"As her title promises, Moira Egan tilts the sonnet to a new angle here as she explores the decline and ultimate vanishing of the female body.  Her unabashed admissions, balanced by the sonnet's strictures and the wit of her endings, extend to the reader the double pleasure of craft and disclosure." -- Billy Collins, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
 
"Impassioned sonnet virtuoso Moira Egan makes a magnificent obsession of the passing of the menses in Hot Flash Sonnets.  Lusty candor is here galore--if the Wyf of Bath were reincarnated as a sonneteer, she would be Moira Egan--but it's the skill of this poet that dazzles, for she turns her stunning sequence into a vast landscape, contouring matters of beauty and aging in divinely controlled lines." -- Molly Peacock
 
"Adept to the edge of mystery, which more than seldom laps at their edges, Moira Egan's Hot Flash Sonnets raise the stakes of light verse beyond wit to encompass willfulness, wordplay, and womanly wisdom." -- Annie Finch
 
"These are terrific, a virtuoso number, witty, pithy, tragi-comic...  they remind me, not surprisingly, of John Berryman, but with less self-indulgence." -- Marilyn Hacker, National Book Award Winner

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Moira Egan is the author of Hot Flash Sonnets (Passager Books, 2013), Spin (Entasis Press, 2010), La Seta della Cravatta/The Silk of the Tie (Edizioni l'Obliquo, 2009), Bar Napkin Sonnets (The Ledge Press, 2009), Cleave (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2004), and is co-editor of Hot Sonnets (Entasis Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2008. With her husband, Damiano Abeni, she has published numerous volumes in translation in Italy, including works by Ashbery, Barth, Bender, Ferlinghetti, Hecht, and Strand. Translations of Italian poems in English have appeared in The FSG Book of 20th Century Italian Poetry and My Poems Will Not Change the World (also with FSG). She has been a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Writer in Residence at the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Malta; a Writing Fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Center; and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. She lives in Rome.

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