Monica Berlin & Beth Marzoni, No Shape Bends the River So Long
2013 New Measure Poetry Prize Winner
Selected by Carolyn Forché
No Shape Bends the River So Long meanders through the American landscape in search of site and relic, home and away-from-home. Part meditation on our tenuous position in the natural world and part interrogation of that relationship, these poems map what any place records and what it has erased. Weathered by obsolescence, chance, complacency, and awe, they carve out a new idiom for how we go on. Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni’s collaborations have been published or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, DIAGRAM, Better: Culture & Lit, Meridian, TYPO, Quarterly West, and Vela.