International Women's Month Sale Starts Today
March is International Women's Month; this week we have a sale on two collections by poet Elizabeth Hazen.
IT'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S history month and We’re Having a Sale!
We’re proud of our strong list of women authors, and so we’re celebrating the month of March — International Women’s History Month — with weekly special book sales on our site of poetry and prose by women. And we’re kicking off with our latest release, Elizabeth Hazen’s poetry collection, Girls Like Us.
This week only, we’ve got a 2-for-1 deal on Elizabeth’s work. From now until March 15, you can purchase her two ASP poetry collections, Chaos Theories and Girls Like Us, directly from us for $14.99. That’s two gorgeous, powerful collections for the price of one. So treat yourself and your poetry loving pals to work from one of the most elegant and original voices in contemporary poetry.
Girls Like Us
Girls Like Us is packed with fierce, eloquent, and deeply intelligent poetry focused on female identity and the contradictory personas women are expected to embody. The women in these poems sometimes fear and sometimes knowingly provoke the male gaze. At times, they try to reconcile themselves to the violence that such attentions may bring; at others, they actively defy it. Hazen’s insights into the conflict between desire and wholeness, between self and self-destruction, are harrowing and wise. The predicaments confronted in Girls Like Us are age-old and universal—but in our current era, Hazen’s work has a particular weight, power, and value.
The poems in Elizabeth Hazen’s debut collection, Chaos Theories, spring from a unique fusion of science and art in the writer’s heart and mind. In these elegant and often elegiac poems, Hazen explores how our lives, despite our best intentions, can spiral out of control, forcing us to wrest meaning from our own mistakes.
In the world of Chaos Theories, science functions as both information and consolation, a way of untangling confusion, of seeing more clearly and cleanly. Elizabeth Hazen is a poet who understands that we are all searching in various ways to make order of our lives and loves.