Poetry. "There's a beautiful epigraph that invites us into THE JITTERS: '…am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?' The jitters, the junk, the pain, the fortitude to remain here as 'a new creature /… brave enough / to be wounded.' Anne Cecelia Holmes has the courage to say carefully, and measure shrewdly; to sing sadly, and sing boldly. To paraphrase her: hold your breath, read this book. Her poems don't flinch or back away from our darkest thoughts."—Dara Wier
About the Author
Anne Cecelia Holmes was born in Michigan and holds degrees from Kalamazoo College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of two chapbooks, Junk Parade (dancing girl press, 2012) and I Am A Natural Wonder (written collaboratively with Lily Ladewig; Blue Hour Press 2011). She is co-editor of Jellyfish Magazine and currently lives in Western Massachusetts. THE JITTERS (Horse Less Press, 2015) is her first full-length book.