Congratulations to two former TMR poetry contributors who have recently published books:
Alexandra Teague is the award-winning author of two poetry collections, whose poetry has appeared in TMR three times–most recently her 2014 Editors’ Prizewinning feature. Her debut novel, The Principles behind Flotation (Skyhorse Books), was released March 7, 2017. A coming-of-age story about a girl determined to research a mysterious sea which has suddenly appeared in the middle of Arkansas farmland near her town, Teague’s novel has been enthusiastically compared to Karen Russell’s Swamplandia.
Andrea Jurjević’s work was featured in TMR 35:2 (summer 2012), and her poem “Would It Surprise You I Don’t Like Mornings?” was a TMR poem of the week. Her collection Small Crimes (Anhinga Press), released last month, won the 2017 Phillip Levine Prize for Poetry. Jurjević’s book chronicles the speaker’s life as an adolescent in the 1990’s during the Croatian war, before the poems transition into postwar years and the speaker’s life in America.