Two-time contributor Danielle Hanson’s new book, Fraying Edge of Sky, just won the Codhill Poetry Award! Included in the book is her poem “Saints,” which first appeared in our 2012 volume. Congratulations Danielle!!
Between the destruction of angels, creation of philosophers, and use of mythological creatures, Fraying Edge of Sky captures a side of the other-world humans don’t see into very often: “A walking stampede, slow and terrible. / The hospital for nonexistent children. / A mountain devouring clouds.” Hanson’s beautiful lyricism and shocking imagery coalesce in wonderment, in poems that play with the power of light and dark, ultimately haunting the pages that make up her magical book, reminding us over and over of how “We are giants over the fallen.”