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The Washington Post names Boise State professor’s collection one of the best books of poetry of 2023

The Washington Post named “April,” the new collection by Boise State creative writing professor Sara Nicholson, one of the best new books of poetry of 2023. Writing for The Washington Post, Srikanth Reddy remarked, “Nicholson’s crafty collection reclaims National Poetry Month for a timely — and timeless — feminist art.” Of the collection, Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “These unusual and lively poems are rich with descriptive language that ferries the reader through unexpected places, offering memorable images at every turn.”

“April,” Nicholson’s third collection, “is filled with the perverse and the sacred, whether the subject is art, love, or sex, whether it’s ancient or contemporary,” writes The song Cave, the book’s publisher. “Nicholson’s interests are timeless, and by the end of ‘April,’ the reader may be convinced that they’ve brushed up against a somewhat strange and singular poet who is inventing a new way of seeing specifically for them.”

The author of two previous books of poetry, “What the Lyric Is” and “The Living Method,” Nicholson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Harper’s, Poetry, the New York Times, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. The 2018 Holloway Poet-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, Nicholson holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

You can read more about “April” and the other best books of poetry here.

You can purchase “April” here.