Left-Handed Wolf is forthcoming from LSU Press in early 2020. 

Model of a City in Civil War is available from Sarabande Books and other retailers.

Model Of A City In Civil War

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Bruce Smith

"These poems have great range, great texture, and great unpredictable pleasures. It’s unusual for a first book to extend the repertoire of what can be done in a poem, but Model of a City in Civil War does exactly that."

– Bruce Smith, author of Devotions

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– Bruce Smith, author of Devotions

“These poems have great range, great texture, and great unpredictable pleasures. It’s unusual for a first book to extend the repertoire of what can be done in a poem, but Model of a City in Civil War does exactly that.”

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Publishers Weekly

"Day navigates the tensions between breadth and precision, and between the historical and the personal, in his excellent debut collection. Through a range of forms, he creates a liminal space wherein references to strange historical anecdotes share a stage with more introspective and personal utterances. Through this balancing act, what seems remote becomes highly accessible and mysteriously familiar…In the process of weaving his materials together, he draws his readers into a sort of collective memory, thus fostering a sense of community…Day masterfully conjoins the still life with the moving landscape, the expansive with the infinitesimal…This act of cracking and reassembling is a constant struggle, but there’s merit in the struggle itself."

Publishers Weekly (April, 2015)

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Publishers Weekly (April, 2015)

“Day navigates the tensions between breadth and precision, and between the historical and the personal, in his excellent debut collection. Through a range of forms, he creates a liminal space wherein references to strange historical anecdotes share a stage with more introspective and personal utterances. Through this balancing act, what seems remote becomes highly accessible and mysteriously familiar…In the process of weaving his materials together, he draws his readers into a sort of collective memory,

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David Baker

"Adam Day’s debut volume of poetry bucks the current pandemic of terminal irony, but does so with alertness to paradox and mystery–those things irony becomes when it grows up. In varied formal moves and unified tone, Day reminds us how rewarding serious poetry can be and how much we have missed it."

"As Day’s poems gather, taking stock, making inventory, he reveals the fundamental paradox of his method: familiarity crossed with estranging clarity produces, in the hands of this fine new poet, an eerie intensity and a distinguishing grace."

– David Baker, author of Never-Ending Birds

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– David Baker, author of Never-Ending Birds

“Adam Day’s debut volume of poetry bucks the current pandemic of terminal irony, but does so with alertness to paradox and mystery–those things irony becomes when it grows up. In varied formal moves and unified tone, Day reminds us how rewarding serious poetry can be and how much we have missed it.”

“As Day’s poems gather, taking stock, making inventory, he reveals the fundamental paradox of his method: familiarity crossed with estranging clarity produces,

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Kathleen Graber

"In his haunting debut collection, Adam Day weaves a detailed surrealistic landscape ruled by harsh seasons and harsher happenings. Often rendered in imagistic micro-vignettes and character studies, these poems arrive both as urgent cautionary dispatches from a parallel world and reminders of the brutal and too-familiar events and absurdities of our own. . . . What seems at first glance to be a view into a wholly other realm steadily becomes a shockingly timely, searing meditation on human nature as it manifests itself in our daily lives and public history."

– Kathleen Graber, author of The Eternal City

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– Kathleen Graber, author of The Eternal City

“In his haunting debut collection, Adam Day weaves a detailed surrealistic landscape ruled by harsh seasons and harsher happenings. Often rendered in imagistic micro-vignettes and character studies, these poems arrive both as urgent cautionary dispatches from a parallel world and reminders of the brutal and too-familiar events and absurdities of our own. . . . What seems at first glance to be a view into a wholly other realm steadily becomes a shockingly timely, searing meditation on human nature as it manifests itself in our daily lives and public history.”

 » Read more about: Kathleen Graber  »

Adam Day is the author of Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press, 2020), and editor of the anthology Divine Orphans of the Poetic Project (1913 Press, forthcoming), as well as Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books).

He is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, a PEN Writers Award, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, ​Lana Turner, Poetry London, ​The Iowa Review, and elsewhere.

He coordinates The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, Blackacre Nature Preserve, as well as the Stormé DeLarverie residency for underrepresented writers. He is also publisher of the forthcoming literary and culture magazine, Action, Spectacle.

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