by Kelly Hoffer
UNDERSHORE is the winner of the Lightscatter Press Prize, awarded in 2022, chosen by Diana Khoi Nguyen. Alive with formal daring, the poems in UNDERSHORE examine the speaker’s ongoing grief following the loss of her mother. The book engages the botanical world, shorelines, desire, intimacy, and grief, all to reveal the unexpected and inevitable way these concerns merge into one another through language’s alchemy.
"UNDERSHORE is incandescent, like an electric light housing a filament when a current passes through it...Never will I forget this speaker." ---Diana Khoi Nguyen
"This stunning debut collection brims with the physicality of desire and loss as it tracks the complex imprints and entanglements of embodied experience." ---Elizabeth Willis
Bewildered by All This Broken Sky
by Anna Scotti
Bewildered by All This Broken Sky is the winner of the inaugural Lightscatter Press Prize, awarded in 2020. The poems in this book help us to see the miraculous in the broken, the everyday, the ordinary, and are suffused with radiant language and deep kindness.
"I grinned all the way through Bewildered by All This Broken Sky, except when I was weeping, but sometimes even while I wept."
“I can only describe Bewildered, Anna Scotti’s debut poetry collection, by saying I fell in love.”