Hannah VanderHart wrote me this wonderful blurb for Love & Metaxa. Hannah VanderHart lives in Durham, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University and an MA in English from Georgetown, where she worked with Carolyn Forché at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. In 2019, she received her PhD in English from Duke University and defended the dissertation Gender and Collaboration in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry. Her poetry, reviews, and essays have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Boston Globe, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review.
She is the author of the poetry chapbook Hands like Birds (Ethel Zine Press, 2019) and the poetry collection What Pecan Light (forthcoming from Bull City Press, Spring 2021). Her works-in-progress include the poetry collection Larks and the essay collection Confederate Monument Removal. Hannah is the reviews editor at EcoTheo Review and edits Moist Poetry Journal.
What Pecan Light is now available for preorder from Bull City Press
“Christina Strigas’s Love & Metaxa is a book for dark nights and lit city streets. Evoking the frankness of Ariana Reines—a true muse of post-Bukowski women poets—Strigas writes compelling of poets in the age of internet “high on imagery… looking out the windows anxious / about this and that.” A collection that wanders as much as it desires and pursues, Love & Metaxa is heart-catchingly bare with itself and its reader, often stripping a poem down to its most vulnerable lines as one strips a bed: “I threw Shakespeare at you…but all you cared about was the white shape of my ass in the air.”
—Hannah VanderHart, author of What Pecan Light
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