Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
This collection’s title-as in tether, strike, eyelash, welt-is a nod to
the fluidity of language and the foolish penchant we have for naming
things, including ourselves. The poems refuse to navigate, choosing
instead to face head-on the snares of gender, patriarchy, and parenting.
In the closing environmental poems of farewell, the speaker regains
communion with nature through the aging body. more... about Every Lash
Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2020