Ode to the Heart Smaller Than a Pencil Eraser: Poems
“When Luisa Igloria cites Epictetus—‘as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place’—she introduces the crowded and contradictory world her poems portray: a realm of transience, yes, where the vulnerable come to harm and everything disappears, but also a scene of tremendous, unpredictable bounty, the gloriously hued density this poet loves to detail. ‘I was raised / to believe not only the beautiful can live on / Parnassus,’ she tells us, and she makes it true, by including in the cyclonic swirl of her poems practically everything: a gorgeous, troubling over-brimming universe." —Mark Doty, judge for the 2014 Swenson Award [Amazon.com]
Utah State University Press
Igloria, Luisa A., "Ode to the Heart Smaller Than a Pencil Eraser: Poems" (2014). MFA Creative Writing Faculty Bookshelf. 1.