Into the Dark & Emptying Field
ABOUT THE BOOK
Into the Dark & Emptying Field is an interrogation of loneliness and its many masks. It explores innocence as the price of knowledge in a host of voices that share an emotional truth. McKibbens offers a monument of understanding for even the bleakest pieces of our human conundrum.
1st Printing: Small Doggies Press 2013.
Small Doggies Press Trade Paperback Edition, May 2013
Edited by: Carrie Seitzinger & Matty Byloos
Cover Design and Interior Layout by: Carrie Seitzinger
Cover artwork by: Ian Anderson.
Type set in Didot & Nanum Myeongjo.
Distribution: Small Press Distribution.
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PRAISE FOR INTO THE DARK & EMPTYING FIELD
Hard and as real as the ax blade, the poems in Into the Dark & Emptying Field are unapologetically fierce and undeniably gorgeous. Strikingly imaginative and expertly crafted, these necessary poems shine a dubious flashlight on both the menace and the marvel that surrounds us. Otherworldly and at times shockingly brutal, McKibbens’ work is both crucial and addictive.
– Ada Limón, author of Sharks in the Rivers
Rachel McKibbens’ work shatters me and my world, then pieces us back together on the page like no other poetry I have ever read, creating a new reality, a self that feels what I cannot feel, sees what I cannot see. These poems are at once dreamscapes and yet as solid and real as stones in my hands, stones I want to press against my chest forever, then hurl back into the infinity of space where words of such beauty and power surely come from.
– Richard Blanco, author of Looking for the Gulf Motel
The ancient Japanese swordsmiths categorized a sword by how many body parts it could pass through, i.e., a two-neck sword, a three arm-sword…The strongest and deadliest was a four-torso sword. This book is a four-torso sword. You will feel it, hard.
– Jennifer L. Knox, author of The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway
EXCERPTS FROM INTO THE DARK & EMPTYING FIELD
REVIEWS OF INTO THE DARK & EMPTYING FIELD
Muzzle Magazine | reviewed by Kendra DeColo |01/06/2013