Heather Tone

APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner

Likenesses explores the frontiers of metaphor and the power of repetition. The poems are at times at times skeptical, at times prayer-like, at times compulsive. They are populated by constantly shifting forms: cars become teenagers, leaves become “fall colored powder,” a thing breaks “into being.”

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ISBN: 9780983300823

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About the Author

Heather Tone is the author of a chapbook, Gestures (The Catenary Press). Her poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Fence, and other journals. Likenesses is her first book and winner of the 2016 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she currently lives in Florida.

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“It’s almost impossible to explain why the playfulness of Heather Tone’s Likenesses produces such delight… Freedom, light, leggerezza, speed, and depth. Crystal abyss, ‘nothing,’ a touch of kabala. Perfect projections of shades between death and life, a scent of Eden. Like four-year-old boys throwing clumps of mud at each other, bursting into happy laughter. These lines scream with joy.” —Boston Review