Katie Peterson’s A Piece of Good News explores interior and exterior landscapes, exposure, and shelter. Imbued with a hallucinatory poetic logic where desire, anger, and sorrow supplant intelligence and reason, these poems are powerful meditations of mourning, love, doubt, political citizenship, and happiness. Learned, wise, and witty, Peterson explodes the possibilities of the poetic voice in this remarkable and deeply felt collection.
Katie Peterson is the author of four collections of poetry, This One Tree (2006), Permission (2013) and The Accounts (2013), the winner of the 2014 Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas, and A Piece of Good News, forthcoming in 2019. Her edition of the Brief Selected Poems of Robert Lowell was published in 2017. She lives in California and teaches at the University of California, Davis.
Maureen N. McLane is the author of five books of poetry, including Some Say (FSG, 2017), Mz N: the serial: a poem-in-episodes (FSG, 2016), and the National Book Award Finalist in Poetry This Blue (FSG, 2014). She is the author as well of My Poets (FSG, 2012), an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism, finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. She teaches literature at NYU.