If One of Us Should Fall

Nicole Terez Dutton's fierce and formidable debut throbs with restless beauty and a lyrical undercurrent that is both empowered and unpredictable. Every poem is unsettling in that delicious way that changes and challenges the reader. There is nothing here that does not hurtle forward.
Patricia Smith
Winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

“Nicole Terez Dutton’s fierce and formidable debut throbs with restless beauty and a lyrical undercurrent that is both empowered and unpredictable. Every poem is unsettling in that delicious way that changes and challenges the reader. There is nothing here that does not hurtle forward.”
—Patricia Smith

Chosen by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association as a 2013 Honor Book Winner for poetry.

88 Pages, 6 x 8.5 in.

August, 2012

isbn : 9780822962236

about the author

Nicole Terez Dutton

Nicole Terez Dutton’s poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, and Salt Hill Journal. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Nicole Terez Dutton