In Left-Handed Wolf, Adam Day has crafted lines of brevity and precision without the least hint of preciousness; instead, the reader finds sharp juxtapositions of language, imagery, and sound. These are not-quite-haiku hewn from the materials of our soiled world. Beauty exists, but it's smudged, sullied, and sometimes horrific. In this raw, engaging, gorgeously observed collection, Day explores the compromised beauty of our world.--Laura Sims, author of Staying Alive
Adam Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War. He is the recipient of a PEN Emerging Writers Prize, a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he directs the Baltic Writing Residency.
Adam Day's Left-Handed Wolf offers short lyrical meditations and narratives that wrestle with contemporary issues of the environment, spirituality, and the social. These compact, imagistic poems welcome space and silence as a way of addressing both the commonality and complexity of people and experience.