Creative Writing

The Popular Vote

The Popular Vote by Star Black, faculty, Creative Writing at The New School

Saturnalia, 2019

From the publisher:

Dazzling new poems by Star Black. A shocked, funny, tender despondency ripples through Star Black’s new collection as it cartwheels from the newspaper headlines after Donald Trump’s 2016 victory to the intimacy of personal elegy. A spirited examination, THE POPULAR VOTE moves with casual spontaneity and verve, pressuring language into a performance of surprising, invigorating movements across syntax and line. From meditations on love, skyscapes, and cultural and personal loss, the poems in THE POPULAR VOTE reach out to the sleep-deprived majority of Americans who are governed by a president they didn’t vote for. The result is a poetry collection full of vision and insight.

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