ALICE PETTWAY

BOOKS

THE TIME OF HUNGER

MOTH

STATION LIGHTS

 

IN THE PRESS

At the last page, I realize Pettway has turned me into the eponymous moth, desperate for that beautiful and dangerous fire that burns in only the best poems but which seems to burn here in every poem. 

MICHAEL PRIHODA,

AFTER THE PAUSE

What sets [Pettway's poems] apart more than any other virtue is the subtle but insistent sense of irony they convey—one of the rarest and most valuable aspects of any art, but especially of poetry.

MILLER WILLIAMS, INAUGURAL POET

Pettway's beautiful sequences bring shocking clarity to the humanity in everyday moments. Highly recommend.

REVIEWER, AMAZON

 

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BIO

Photo credit: Una Zhu

Alice Pettway is the author of The Time of Hunger (Salmon Poetry, 2017), Moth (Salmon Poetry, 2019) and Station Lights (forthcoming 2021). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNIThe Bitter Oleander, The Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, River StyxThe Southern Review, The Threepenny Review and many others. She is a former Chulitna Artist and Lily Peter fellow. Currently, Pettway lives and writes near Seattle, Washington.

 

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© 2019 by Alice Pettway
Shanghai, China

Reading at the Shanghai Modern Art Museum on November 26, 2019 as part of the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong festival