Hive is a remarkable debut collection of poems about brutality, exaltation, rebellion, and allegiance. Written in the voice of a teenage Mormon girl, these poems chronicle an inheritance of daily violence and closely guarded secrets. A conflicting cast of recurring characters-best friends, sisters, serial killers, and the ominous Elders-move through these poems as the speaker begins to struggle with the widening gulf between her impulse toward faith and her growing doubts about the people who claim to know God's will. Ultimately she must confront what it means to believe and what it costs to save ourselves. Winner, Poetry, Association for Mormon Letters Awards Finalist, da Vinci Eye Book Design Award Finalist, Washington State Book Award for Poetry, Washington Center for the Book
Author: Christina Stoddard Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press Published: 03/12/2015 Pages: 80 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.30lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.21d ISBN: 9780299304249
About the Author Christina Stoddard grew up in Tacoma, Washington, as a member of the Mormon church. She earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was the Fred Chappell Fellow. She is currently the managing editor of an economics journal at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.