Into the Dark… by Rachel McKibbens
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’s work is both crucial and addictive. —Ada Limón
Rachel McKibbens’s 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
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
POEMS FROM INTO THE DARK & EMPTYING FIELD
Five poems on NAILED Magazine
REVIEWS OF INTO THE DARK & EMPTYING FIELD
Muzzle Magazine | reviewed by Kendra DeColo |01/06/2013