ISBN: 978-1-62557-814-3
Categories Poetry

The Death Spiral

Publication Date: May 2020


Death spiral, which signifies the cartwheeling display of the American bald eagle as it plummets to the ground, is a not only a poem in this excellent collection, but a metaphor for the current state of the country. These beautifully rendered poems ask when will we roll out of our “death dance,/ and fall upwards, in thrall of sky”? While there are other books that address topics found here such as climate change, racism, and our wrought political times, what sets this book apart is its lyrical precision, imaginative leaps ,and arresting imagery.  Sarah Giragosian is a truly gifted poet. 

–Charlotte Pence, author of Many Small Fires

About the Author

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Sarah Giragosian

Sarah Giragosian is a poet and critic living in Schenectady, NY. She is the author of the poetry collection Queer Fish, a winner of the American Poetry Journal Book Prize (Dream Horse Press, 2017). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as The Offing, Ecotone, Tin House, Cosmonaut's Avenue and Denver Quarterly, among others. She teaches in the department of Writing and Critical Inquiry at the University at Albany-SUNY.

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