*Steady sales of previous Kathryn A. Morton Prize-winners *Foreword by Heather McHugh *Beautiful cover art by New Zealand expressionist painter Cornelis Monsma *Asian American author *Poetry an investigation into the nature of God; will appeal to audience interested in theology. *Poet highly original-influences, for example, include the Bible, Augustine's confessions, Stein and Beckett, Edmon Jabes, and Theresa Cha!
Publisher: Sarabande Books, Incorporated
Number of pages: 73
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 13 mm
"Karen Lee's "In Medias Res is an etude on blindness and enlightenment....Its taxonomic daring is vintage Stein....Lee's strange and gemological arrangements [are] the measure of her gift: the book as a whole seeks to find words for a woman's loss of her sight, and the human capacity to make sense of the patterns and accidents of life....Best of all, Lee has a fine paronomastic flair. She highlights but does not belabor the affinities between words....Where other might find 'blind fortune, ' Lee finds 'unseen wealth.'"
--From the Introduction by Heather McHugh