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.
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.
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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 AGNI, The Bitter Oleander, The Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, River Styx, The 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.