Parnassus Books is pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order signed copies of Every Lash by Leigh Anne Couch. Every Lash will be published on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Read on for important ordering information, as well as more details about the book!
The deadline for pre-orders is Wednesday, April 14th.
More about Every Lash
This collection’s title—as in eyelash, tether, strike, welt—is a nod to the fluidity of language and the flux of identity running through these lyrical poems. We can define who we are based on whom we love and those we feel obliged to serve, but sometimes that foundation crumbles to the touch. These poems refuse to navigate, choosing instead to face head-on, the snares of gender, patriarchy, and parenting: Every Lash—a collection of poems about communion and rupture, the end of the earth and love.
Caki Wilkinson, author of Circles Where the Head Should Be (UNT Press, 2011), The Wynona Stone Poems (Persea Books, 2015), and The Survival Expo (Persea Books, 2021):
“The world of EVERY LASH is beautifully feral: thorny and volatile but not without sweetness, too. Within this wilderness, Couch is a guide whose voice and eyes you instantly trust. Her nimble lines bridge inner and outer landscapes, each poem the map of a brilliant mind at work”
Cate Marvin, author of Oracle (Norton, 2015), Fragment of the Head of a Queen (Sarabande, 2007), and World’s Tallest Disaster (Sarabande, 2001):
“Leigh Anne Couch’s poems . . . show us not only how many different people we all are, but how many different people women in particular are forced to be, as the speaker of these poems admits: “I want to tell you more but the girl inside won’t take the chain off the door.” You must read these wise and thrilling poems, and let her let you in.”
Chase Twichell, author of Things as It is (Copper Canyon, 2018) and Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 2010):
“Although these startling poems are grounded in the familiar world, they constantly reach for—and touch—the mysteries underlying. Haunted by both love and death, their voice delves into fissures of mind at once recognizable and utterly strange. Playful and frequently very funny Leigh Anne Couch’s poems are also quietly fierce, tender, and brave."
More about Leigh Anne Couch
Leigh Anne Couch's Houses Fly Away was published by Zone 3 Press in 2007. Her poems have been published in magazines including PANK, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Subtropic, Smartish Pace, and Cincinnati Review, and featured in Verse Daily and the collection The Echoing Green (Penguin). She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with writer Kevin Wilson and their sons.