In No One's Land

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Ahsahta Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Poetry - 75 pages
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Poetry. Winner of the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Paige Ackerson-Kiely's IN NO ONE'S LAND "...stakes a claim on wilderness and, most assuredly, mannages to homestead there. These are not the poems borne of quiet contemplation; they are edgy and lurid, painfully administering to the world of convenience stores, diners, one-night stads..daring to pick at the raw skin of being and to call it beauty...From the starkness of glaciers to the empty refrigerator, these poems rise from the most barren landscapes and manage to make of them fabled islands, joyful joyful things"--D.A. Powell.

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User Review  - Eric Susak - Goodreads

I had a difficult time getting through this book, mostly, I think, because the writing style challenged my aesthetic preferences. Every poem Ackerson-Kiely wrote in this book bends the way normality ... Read full review

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User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

Love the anger. Anger that is vicious, hardly contained, and yet so well worded that it has to have undergone heavy revision... Writing that makes it look easy. I love the honesty overall here (or at ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Paige Ackerson-Kiely was born in October of 1975 in Biddeford Maine. She is a modern poet and also works for the Poetry Journal Handsome. She currently lives in Vermont with her family.Paige Ackerson-Kiely received a BA in Asian Studies from the Univesity of New Mexico in Albuqureque. Prior to this achievement, she attended Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, Marmara University in Istanbul, and Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine.Ackerson-Kiely is the author of In No One's Land (Ahsahta Press, 2007), a book of poetry that was selected for the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. This book also won the award for Poets & Writers Exhange. She has been published in numerous Journals such as Pleiades, Bellingham Review, Ninth Letter, Jubilant, and The Laurel Review. In 2009 she was one of the featured authors in the all poetry edition of The Laurel Review, an edition that was dedicated to the memory of poet Reginald Shepherd. She is currently a co-editor for the Poetry Journal Handsome.

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