Winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize, My Mojave is Donald Revell's eighth collection of astute and carefully crafted poetry.
Brenda Hillman, in her judges' citation, wrote:
"In lines that are spare and strange, elegant and sorrowing, witty and linguistically innovative, My Mojave combines an Emersonian sweetness with postmodern practice. As part of a lyric experimental tradition, My Mojave is also balkily anti-lyric, interrupting its most flowing effects on purpose. Drawing on the terms of late modernist enterprise to re-invent and re-use poetic form as an indicator of consciousness, Revell brings to us descriptions of the natural world, songlike fragments, declarations that resemble riddles, and musings on poetry and the soul."
From Publisher's Weekly:
"[In] This latest and strongest volume from the increasingly influential Revell...each verbal venture emerges from, and returns to, events in the soul."
Paperback; 67 pages.