octopus books

Undersleep

Julie Doxsee

$12
45 available
paperback
isbn: 9780980193800
07/2008
86 pages

Julie Doxsee

Julie Doxsee is a poet. She holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Denver (2007) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently she lives and writes in Istanbul on the European shores of the Bosphorus, where since 2007 she has been teaching creative writing, academic writing, and literature courses at Koç University, a private university near the Black Sea. She is the author of Undersleep (Octopus Books, 2008), Objects for a Fog Death (Black Ocean, 2010), and The Next Monsters (Black Ocean, 2013).

praise for Undersleep

Spare, bright, and sharp — these poems spark, tossing up unexpected words, making strange connections, inventing vocabulary, and in general, cracking open the natural world and letting us watch it tick. Intimate and worldly at the same time, Julie Doxsee is a surprising and deeply gifted poet, and this, her first book, glows in the dark.

—Cole Swenson

excerpt from Undersleep

The Small Factories of Morning

Everybody has
a moonbeam

under the covers.
Of the dozen

midnight faces
none hold

the rain cupped.