Ida Stewart is the 2011 Perugia Press Poetry Prize Winner for her collection, GLOSS. Each year, Perugia Press aims to publish a new collection of poetry by a woman at the beginning of her poetry career. The prize is for the first or second book of poetry by a woman. GLOSS is Ida Stewart’s first book. She is a doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Georgia. GLOSS will be published in September 2011.
From Perugia Press about GLOSS by Ida Stewart: “Like the Appalachian mountain setting from which GLOSS arises, the language in this collection is in flux, full of paradox and thresholds, each word and line a peak or a range. The poems consider the delicate relationship between humans and nature, lover and beloved, as well as the natural complexity of communication and utterance, the struggle to say the unsayable.”
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