Little Murders Everywhere
Published by Salmon Poetry
Little Murders Everywhere is a chorus of elegies – one modern-day city dweller’s observations on a decaying world, filled with miscommunication and failed relationships. There are wry laments for lost loves, a series of sonnets for the everyday sins of gossip, bossiness and lying, and an overriding, ruthless devotion to beauty in decline.
“A poet as sure in craft as in historical vision, giving the reader the pleasure of this virtuoso reach, lyricism, control...” – Marilyn Hacker
“Everywhere she turns her rapt attention... she’s in her element, taking the measure of desire in language honed to a glittering edge.” – David Barber
Rebecca Morgan Frank’s poems have appeared in the likes of Ploughshares and Best New Poets, and she is a recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award (2010). She was the 2005 Emerging Writer Fellow and the 2004 Nadya Eisenberg Poetry Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston. She is co-founder and editor of the magazine Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.