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Mare's Nest (Sarabande Kentucky Literature)

Mare's Nest (Sarabande Kentucky Literature)

Current price: $16.95
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
ISBN:
9781956046120
Pages:
84
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Description

The
latest installment in the Sarabande Series in Kentucky Literature, Mare's Nest explores a Kentucky horse farm in its turbulent beginnings.

From Kentucky
native and Brooklyn-based poet Holly Mitchell, Mare's Nest troubles the meaning of a racehorse, in particular the
broodmare and the foals she carries. Reaching from the photographic experiment
of Muybridge's "The Horse in Motion" to Patti Smith's album Horses, Mitchell touches upon history, dreams, Southern family
stories, and queer adolescence in the early aughts.

Colloquially
referring to a muddled situation or an illusory discovery, the term "mare's
nest" can also refer quite literally to the soft depression left by a horse
lying in grass. And so the idea of a "mare's nest," in all of its linguistic
potential, serves as the central focus for Holly Mitchell's meditative debut.

About the Author

Holly Mitchell is a poet from Kentucky, now based in New York. A winner of an Amy Award from Poets & Writers, Holly received an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU and a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College. Holly's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Steaming (an online publication by Fence), Afternoon Visitor, and the Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, among other journals.