CHILD IN A WINTER HOUSE BRIGHTENING
Winner of THE 2016 chicago review of books award for BEST poetry
Who deserves a happy ending? How are our futures formed? In retelling the familiar story of the ugly duckling, child in a winter house brightening challenges the assumption that happy endings are inherent in one's make-up, are reached without regard to privilege and community. With a cast of characters and an ever-evolving form, Abigail Zimmer uses this hybrid long poem to rethink how we interpret the world through the stories we tell. July 2016.