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Just as the common milkweed plant is the site of metamorphosis for monarch butterflies, Milkweed Editions seeks to be a site of metamorphosis in the literary ecosystem. We take risks on debut and experimental writers, we invest significant time and care in the editorial process, and we enable dynamic engagement between authors and readers.
Verse is honored to bring you these six poems selected from new books by Milkweed Editions. Links to purchase each book are within.
"House of Fact, House of Ruin" is the newest collection from poet Tom Sleigh. Released in February by Graywolf Press, we're thrilled to offer you this preview, with links to order from Graywolf and Amazon.
"Very much of our present moment, in which fact can so easily be manufactured and ruin so easily achieved by pressing 'Send' or pulling a trigger, these poems range across the landscapes of contemporary experience. Whether a militia in Libya or a military base in Baghdad, a shantytown in east Africa or an opulent mall on Long Island, these subjects and locations resonate with the psychic and social costs of having let the genie of war, famine, and climate change out of the lamp in the first place."
Hotel sex, online matches, and ex encounters: Ben Purkert explores love and love lost in this selection from his new book. "For The Love of Endings" will be released next month by Four Way Books. We're excited to offer you this preview, with links to order from Four Way and Amazon.