first published in the 2014 print edition of Slippery Elm Literary Journal,
then in 2015 published in Slippery Elm Literary Journal Online Edition
A Spy at Large in the Printed Matter
a sequence of six Reports
from the 2015 Slippery Elm Literary Journal Online Edition
"My Ordinary Love" (including an audio of Paula Bonnell reading it)
from Rattle #43,
the Love Poems issue, Spring 2014.
Also featured on Rattle's website as its daily poem for September 4, 2014
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An interview, Summer 2015
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A chapbook telling the story of a child's kindergarten year in free verse
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In October 2008, USA Book News selected Airs & Voices as one of seven finalists for its Best Poetry Book 2008 Award.
Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry
Selected by Mark Jarman
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Richard Wilbur called Airs & Voices "enchanting," adding that it deals "subtly with painful or touching things,
as in 'History & a House.'"
Maxine Kumin said Airs & Voices is "full of quirky insights that keep Bonnell's poems fresh and interesting."
"A clear, subtle, witty, and authentic voice," said X. J. Kennedy. " 'The Voices' may be one of the wisest comments on the catastrophe of 9/11 an American poet has made."
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$13.95, 78-page trade paperback format
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