Contents He Was a Chartist Stove Seasoning Key Flemish Giant Culinary Otters Wildwood Flower You Harley Lyric His Mistress's Rights He Doth Defend tion Composite Scottish Fleet Pattern Number Twenty-Four They Aragon Marston Joan of Arc High The Eaves Subjects Singing in Yoghurt At midnight the sound Coffee Cantata Where If you are nearsighted Kevin The font is full of fish The Scottish Play He Lives in Bayonne Society Year after Year I'm going to Rupert's Land Notes Acknowledgments
* We will enthusiastically promote Flemish through Knox's author page on our website (http://www.wavepoetry.com/collections/authors/products/caroline-knox), and through social media like Facebook and twitter. * Knox will give readings throughout the Northeast, and we will be looking to bring her to Seattle for some Northwest readings. * We will send preview copies to academics with whom the author has close ties, and will look to promote the book on Consortium's academic website. * We will seek to promote Knox's work through features and reviews in Bookslut, Coldfront, The Paris Review, American Poet, The Awl, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, HTMLGiant, The Rumpus, Jacket2, MAKE Magazine, and The Poetry Foundation, among others.
Caroline Knox's Nine Worthies was published by Wave Books in 2010. Quaker Guns (Wave Books, 2008) received a Recommended Reading Award 2009 from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He Paves the Road with Iron Bars, published by Verse Press in 2004, won the Maurice English Award 2005 for a book by a poet over 50. A Beaker: New and Selected Poems appeared from Verse Press in 2002. Her previous books are The House Party and To Newfoundland (Georgia 1984, 1989), and Sleepers Wake (Timken 1994). Her work has appeared in American Scholar, Boston Review, Harvard, Massachusetts Review, New Republic, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry (whose Bess Hokin Prize she has won), TriQuarterly, The Times Literary Supplement, and Yale Review. Her poems have been in Best American Poetry (1988 and 1994), and on Poetry Daily. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (1996, 2006), The Fund for Poetry, and the Yale/Mellon Visiting Faculty Program. She was the judge for the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America in Spring 2003, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard in 2003-2004. With Matthea Harvey and Peter Gizzi, she was a judge of the James Laughlin Award 2007.
By turns funny, esoteric, and absurdist, Flemish is also positively enthralling, an energetic paean to language, the object, and the history of language and of objects. —Seth Abramson, Huffington Post Knox dresses her speakers and her cacophony of subjects (sister, otters, Dickinson, Mary Wesley) in whatever clothes history hands them (or she conjures up), letting them act out their roles on a spindle of wordplay and pathos. —Publishers Weekly