"Inside The Splintered Wood is tender and deeply human. Myles Gordon is simply an outstanding poet." - Kathleen Spivack, author of With Robert Lowell And His Circle

"Inside The Splintered Wood is a very funny book. But don't take this poet lightly. He'll be the one telling the "joke of utter humanity" when the place blows up."
- Natasha Saje, author of Bend

"...The debut collection from Myles Gordon is at once brave and ravenous; an embodiment of love starved for itself."
- Brendan Constantine, author of Calamity Joe

"A remarkable sonnet sequence lies at the heart of Myles Gordon's brave collection about family and history and the resulting wounds and recovery. "
- Jennifer Barber, author of Given Away

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

And the Mass Book Award Goes To...

...Amy Dryansky, for her wonderful collection Grass Whistle (Salmon Press). For those who have been following, myself and five other poets were nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award in poetry. The winners in all four categories were announced recently, and can be found, with brief synopsis, here 

This is what the committee had to say about my book:

"Myles Gordon’s Inside the Splintered Wood explores the angst and fickleness of family life, bravely displaying what it means to be deeply human, deeply flawed, yet deeply satisfied. The warmth, wit, and charm in these pages pull you along, demanding both your close attention and an open heart."

There are terrific descriptions of all the other selections as well. Congrats to all the finalists (we are now considered "must reads" in the Commonwealth) and award winners!

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