In the Fury
The poems in Ann Dernier’s debut collection, In the Fury, inventory the vagaries of womanhood---the bare intensity of being a mother, wife, lover. These lyric portraits, sonnets, and love poems stare back from the ardent loss within those boundaries. They shout requests into the Colosseum, illuminate the horror of a burned bride, French kiss a dictator---while at the same time finding beauty in the shard, the scree, the flaw... beauty in the ruins. Through this collection, we can reflect on the wreckage in a world that at once enthralls and terrifies us, and what remains to explore.
Cover art, Bonne Nuit
by Gideon Ansell
The Best of Kore Press 2012 POETRY
Kore Press supports the voices of women, a revolutionary act even today, and does so with the utmost craftsmanship. They slay dragons with beauty and skill.
It is true that we are multitudes, and within this collection, you will hear the many songs and landscapes that help build the world of contemporary poetry. This is an important collection because it demands that we, as female writers, not conform, rather, we must only write the things that are in us to be written. -Natalie Diaz
Twenty years ago two super women decided to found a press with a vision to publish and distribute excellent literary and artistic work by a diversity of women. Hold this astonishing anthology in your hands. Consider it like all the stars. -Joni Wallace
Cover photograph, Voracious by Valerie Galloway
Writing Out of the Darkness