TASTE OF CHERRY by Kara Candito

Bison Books | Winner of the 2008 Prairie Schooner Book Prize | “These poems are poised and raw, hard-knuckled and siren-sweet. Their many speakers confess openly to a desire to be transformed, even undone, by unmitigated experience. Fearlessly and with clear-eyed candor, Candito sings a whole new set of constellations—made of ‘the body’s light . . . the din of a hundred conversations’—into bright being.” —Tracy K. Smith, author of Duende