Little Envelope of Earth Conditions (Paperback)
This collection charts a voyage of mourning--from the woods of a motherless fairytale to the vastness of space. Following the loss of a mother and baby, these poems explore the impossible distance a griever must travel in order to return back to earth. Part elegy, part love song, these poems teach us how to tend to the dead while carrying on living.
Cori A. Winrock is the author of This Coalition of Bones (Kore Press), which received the Freund Prize for a first collection. She is the winner of the 2016 Boston Review Poetry contest and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Best New Poets anthology, West Branch, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Creative Writing and Literature program at the University of Utah where she is poetry editor of Quarterly West.