Creative Writing

Complete Mountain Almanac

Complete Mountain Almanac by Jessica Dessner, graduate ’08, Creative Writing The New School

Ergo Press, 2020

From the Publisher:

Jessica Dessner accomplishes what we all want to do: transform our lives—the rough parts as well as the smooth—into genuine poetry. Mountain Almanac is an extremely good first book: ambitious, courageous, moving and original.

— Charles North

By scrupulously excavating the terrors of illness and death, these poems reveal a life determined to live with complete awe and wonder, revealing a poet’s tremendous scope of imagination, beauty, and rapture.

— Sufjan Stevens

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