Praise for In Medias Res
Winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize
Winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award, Poetry Society of America
“Lee’s strange and gemological arrangements are the measure of her gift. . . .”
— from the Foreword by Heather McHugh
In the form of an eccentric dictionary, this debut brings to mind the long poems of Anne Carson. In compressed and oddly slanted “definitions,” Lee’s poems move through the alphabet in an attempt to limn the border between language and spirit. In Medias Res is an investigation into how God hides in language.