The Surly Bonds of Earth, by Grace Curtis is the winner of the second Lettre Sauvage Poetry Contest.
“In Grace Curtis’ The Surly Bonds of Earth, we feel in the presence of a voice richly capable of blending image and statement as it explores its various concerns. Behind that voice is an intelligence we learn to trust, and a sense of narrative tact (most evident in ‘Weeding’) as she thinks her way down the page. The ‘outer seriousness, inner humor’ quality that Frost championed is hers as well. Many pleasures here, many tones. ” – Stephen Dunn
15 poems hand letterpressed on Mohawk Superfine paper, including a center tri-fold. The cover features a photo half-tone on Rives BFK gray.