The Book of Dirt
The Book of Dirt by Nicole Santalucia, graduate ’08, Creative Writing The New School
NYQ Books, 2020
Veering from wry surrealism to ebullient slapstick, the poems in Nicole Santalucia’s The Book of Dirt chronicle outrage, love, and fear, wed to the terrain and culture of southern-central Pennsylvania. In this collection, lesbians crawl out of the grave that America has been digging since its inception; these are timely poems of resistance, celebrating marriage, sobriety, and survival.