SANDHOUR, the follow-up to Rob Ostrom’s award-winning first book, Ritual and Bit, offers a brave and intimate look at the interiors of family, home, place, trauma, and childhood. With gravitas and deep concentration, the poems of SANDHOUR startle and shine. Highly artful in their approach to syntax, these vivid and crushing poems stand out (as Ostrom’s poems often do) for their ability to distill and rearrange the traditional lyric meditation. Occasionally, there are poets so original that they chart a course for us as readers, inventing for us (seemingly in real time) the forms that best reveal the larger mythologies at work. SANDHOUR is unlike anything you will read this year.
About the Author
Robert Ostrom is the author of Ritual and Bit and The Youngest Butcher in Illinois. His third book, Sandhour, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in Fall 2019. He lives in Queens and teaches at New York City College of Technology.