A Larger Country

A Larger Country


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Selected from over 1000 manuscripts for the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, Tomás Q. Morín's debut, A Larger Country, is rich with the mastery of Morín's lush storytelling. From war-torn images of Eastern Europe in the mid-1900s to modern-day glimpses of Morín's home state of Texas, these poems are a bold and brightly imagined. Enthusiastically introduced by Thomas Sleigh.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983300892
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tomas Q. Mornin: Tomás Q. Morín was born in Texas and educated at Texas State University and Johns Hopkins University. He is the recipient of scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. His debut volume of poetry, A Larger Country, won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. He lives in San Marcos, Texas, and teaches at Texas State University.

Tom Sleigh: Tom Sleigh won the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award for his book of poetry, Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin). His book of essays, Interview with a Ghost, was published by Graywolf Press in 2006. Sleigh has won the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and grants from the Lila Wallace Fund, American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Berlin, the Guggenheim Fourndation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011 he received the inaugural John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

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