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Beautiful Motion

Poems by Dana Roeser

Winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize (2004)The fast-paced, linear poems in this volume draw "from speech, thoroughly and endearingly contaminated in the postmodern soup of advertising, self-help, science, pop media, and higher ed."

About the Authors

Dana Roeser grew up in the Philadelphia area and was educated at Tulane University (B.A.), the University of Virginia (M.A., M.F.A.), and the University of Utah. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Northwest Review, Pool, Shade, and others, as well as on Poetry Daily. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. She teaches at Butler University in Indianapolis and lives with her husband and two daughters in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ellen Bryant Voigt teaches in the low-residency MFA Program for writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of six books of poems: Claiming Kin, The Forces of Plenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees, Kyrie, and Shadow of Heaven, as well as a collection of essays on poetic craft, The Flexible Lyric.


"The poems inside the slender volume feature stunning images of females at every phase of life... a non-fattening, one-size-fits-all treat."—Murray Ledger & Times

"These poems are ultimately triumphant in the face of loss, rejecting expected pity and bitterness in favor of a languishing in everyday details. As an alternative to narrative and logic, these poems are your childhood friends who have linked arms and make a joint effort to walk side-by-side, thoughtless of anything that might prevent their journey and thus, triumphant over any obstacle. The only possible threat to their success is a thoughtless reader. Like all associative poems, diligence is required; after all these are not your associations but those of another you are following. But your diligence will be rewarded handsomely; Roeser's slippery slope line breaks, as well as the frequent joy and celebration in these lines, will make you glad you came along."—Indiana Review
Northeastern University Press
Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize

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