Vocabulary of Silence

Winner of the New Mexico Book Award!

Poet Veronica Golos has created a conundrum—a vocabulary of silence that acts as a kind of zen koan for the reader: a negative space, an echo chamber, a mirror. Witnessing from afar the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted by the country in which she lives, the poet also witnesses herself, and struggles to find words to carry the weight of her felt responsibility. Ms. Golos then empties her beautifully wrought poems into the vast silence, filling it with the names of the dead and the living.

Veronica Golos ( Author Website )

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-498-6

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Interview with Veronica Golos

Write On Online has a great new interview with Veronica Golos talking about her poetry, including her newest collection Vocabulary of Silence. She talks about her career as a writer […]


Eric Howard admires Golos’s Vocabulary of Silence

Rattle reviewer Eric Howard writes admiringly of Veronica Golos's lastest collection of poetry, Vocabulary of Silence: "Aligning herself with the nameless and the silent, Golos makes their story ours." To […]

Bigcitylit.com reviews Vocabulary Of Silence

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