In No One's Land by Paige Ackerson-Kiely
(Sawtooth Poetry Prize Series 2006)

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Winner of the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press, judged by D.A. Powell, Ackerson-Kiely's first book lyricizes a stark and difficult world.

About Paige Ackerson-Kiely

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Paige Ackerson-Kiely was born in October of 1975 in Biddeford Maine. She is a modern poet and also works for the Poetry Journal Handsome. She currently lives in Vermont with her family.Paige Ackerson-Kiely received a BA in Asian Studies from the Univesity of New Mexico in Albuqureque. Prior to this achievement, she attended Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, Marmara University in Istanbul, and Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine.Ackerson-Kiely is the author of In No One's Land (Ahsahta Press, 2007), a book of poetry that was selected for the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. This book also won the award for Poets & Writers Exhange. She has been published in numerous Journals such as Pleiades, Bellingham Review, Ninth Letter, Jubilant, and The Laurel Review. In 2009 she was one of the featured authors in the all poetry edition of The Laurel Review, an edition that was dedicated to the memory of poet Reginald Shepherd. She is currently a co-editor for the Poetry Journal Handsome.
Published January 1, 2007 by Ahsahta Press. 75 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The 44 poems that make up Ackerson-Kiely's debut are a pleasure to read and delightfully free from the conceptual projects, gimmickry and silly minutiae of many first books.

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Dying is a woman so alone in a city that she does not think we see her adjusting her undergarments as she walks, head bent so that her hair falls across her face like the relief of driving snow just when you needed a reason to turn in for the night.

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Her rough images convey not only the texture of the wild landscapes normally associated with frontiersmen, but the lives that must be lived in such a world, and the personal texturing that takes place behind the doors of the self, in small rooms of memory, the door ajar and beckoning the reader t...

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