Winner of the 2015 John Lent Poetry/Prose Award
Flower and flour. Coral and choral. Lashes and luscious. In Bloom & Martyr, Helen Hajnoczky crafts an incantation between the text and the reader, with tendrils reaching from a tendering “me” and an urgent “you.” This broken, rebel grammar invites a desire that is bust, robust, and combustible; it will plant its shards in your neural pathways, and your mind’s feet will thank them. Let this book be your feathered mortar, your wrought iron lace.