Parturition by Heather Treseler
Fool for Poetry Prize Winner
“The Lucie Odes,” a sequence of poems in this chapbook, won Missouri Review‘s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

Southword Editions, 2020, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-70-2

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Heather Treseler’s poems appear in Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, Missouri Review, PN Review, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and her essays about poetry appear in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, and in six books about American poetry. She is an associate professor of English and the Presidential Fellow for Art, Education, and Community at Worcester State University and a Visiting Scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center.

“It has been years since I have read a new poet of such rhetorical sophistication and mastery. Wow. One thinks of the young Robert Lowell. Rhetorical mastery fueled by fury and necessity. Agony shaped and released by intelligence, by art. A breathtaking debut.” – Frank Bidart

Review in The Critical Flame

Review in Green Mountains Review

Review in Sphinx

Review in Poetry Northwest

Review in PN Review