Ackerson-Kiely, Paige: Dolefully, a Rampart Stands
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Publisher Marketing: A collection of haunting, image-rich poems about isolation, captivity, and vanishing.
The poems in Paige Ackerson-Kiely's third collection are set primarily in the rural northeast of America, and explore rural poverty, entrapment, captivity, violence, and a longing to vanish. Ranging from free verse to a long noir prose poem, they examine who her, or our, captors might be. Ackerson-Kiely is interested in characters who are aware of their foibles, and who find ways to turn away from those problems in search of connection and freedom.