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… to receive tonight by email, a copy of the blurb written by 2014 May Swenson Poetry Prize judge Mark Doty for my manuscript Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser:

“When Luisa Igloria cites Epictetus— as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place— she introduces the crowded and contradictory world her poems portray: a realm of transience, yes, where the vulnerable come to harm and everything disappears, but also a scene of tremendous, unpredictable bounty, the gloriously hued density this poet loves to detail. ‘I was raised/ to believe not only the beautiful can live on/ Parnassus,’ she tells us, and she makes it true, by including in the cyclonic swirl of her poems practically everything: a gorgeous, troubling, over-brimming universe.”

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