Erotic. . . . A substantial collection, written in a voice that is consistent without being predictable. . . . Words are made flesh in these poems. . . . Smart but not pedantic, sexy but not simpering.
Winner of the 1993 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
Winner of the 1995 Towson State University Prize for Literature
Winner of the 1995 Towson State University Prize for Literature and the 1993 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.
"Intelligence flashes, winks, gleams and dances everywhere in this book, along with human compassion, full and precise sensuousness, an acknowledgement of appetite, and a knowledge of history." -
There's a hunger in the world for these poems.
Wit and learning and brilliance of phrase are the common currency of Natasha Saje's first book of poems, poems that are thorough, even relentless in their pursuit. . . .Her touch is as sure as it is complete. She never allows the lyric to pale the dark narrative line not the interest in the story to distract the ironic music.
Natasha Saje was born in Germany and grew up in New York City and northern New Jersey. She has published a second book of poems, Bend, and many essays. She was educated at the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. Her work has been honored with the Towson State Prize in Literature, the Robert Winner Award, a Fulbright scholarship, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. Saje teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and in the Vermont College M.F.A. in Writing program.