MFA Student/Alumni News


Mosaicq (book of poetry)

Finishing Line Press, July 2013

“Mosaic,” explains Kitty Jospé, “is the hard work of the muses, which is to imagine what isn’t, break what is and piece together the broken into a new whole.” In poem after poem, Jospé does this hard work for her reader, breaking what is and offering up an assemblage of mythologies within mythologies, At their best, her poems are alchemy -- pieced together like a clenched fist from the fragmented heart of stone. Or pulled, like a sword, from solid stone. In these pages the Medusa’s mad stare. In these pages poems sinuous as tempered steel. In these pages poems that sting us to profound silence, like golden honeybees sprung from Machado’s broken heart."

George Wallace, Writer in Residence, Walt Whitman Birthplace