A New Hunger

Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Beginning with a harrowing account of her childhood in a Belgian convent, where she was placed at the age of four, Laure-Anne Bosselaar shows us how the trauma of early emotional and physical deprivation can be survived by way of intelligence, humor, curiosity, and determination. Although many of her poems are overtly autobiographical, they go far beyond the personal.

ISBN: 9781931337328

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf and Small Gods of Grief, which won the 2001 Isabella Gardner Prize. She grew up in Belgium, where she worked in radio and television and became fluent in four languages. She moved to the United States in 1986. Bosselaar lives in New York City and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the Pine Manor College low-residency MFA program.

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“There’s a time in the life of a poet as a maker of poems, if she or he is going to become more than just good, when the voice of one’s second self fully emerges, distilling and orchestrating the poet’s concerns, while simultaneously infusing them with an inner melody—a music that reaches and satisfies both ear and mind. This is to say that Laure-Anne Bosselaar, with her wonderful third book, A New Hunger, has become more than just good. It’s an occasion to mark and to celebrate.” —Stephen Dunn