Slice of Moon, the second poetry collection by Kim Dower, retains the whimsical, accessible style of her debut, Air Kissing on Mars, while reaching deeper, with greater lyrical intensity, irony, and poignancy. Losing one’s mother in Bloomingdale’s, the pleasures of corned beef, the power of bottled water, fear of freeways, hot springs, boob jobs, secrets in hotel rooms, dolphins sleeping with one eye open, wolves in garter belts, the strange lights next door, the people in the health food store who don’t look healthy; Slice of Moon is simultaneously funny and profound, universal and personal, and examines a life well-lived. Drenched in vivid imagery, sparkling with surprise, each poem reminds us that our lives are filled with desire and mystery.
Praise for Slice of Moon:
“…a rare and astonishing first book. It’s a kind of miracle, I tell you, a kind of miracle!”—Thomas Lux
“The poems are bold and sexy and smart.”—Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
“…sensual and evocative, lyrical snapshots of life’s bittersweet moments…seamlessly combine humor and heartache.”—Los Angeles Times