Tender the Maker
Place Published: Logan, UT
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Date Published: 2015
Book Id: 47905
68pp. Octavo [22cm]; color photo-illustrated wraps.
"Christina Hutchins combines a pitch-perfect and precise lyricism with a postmodern sensibility of language's materiality. . . . If the poetry's music tethers these poems internally, what holds them together in theme and subject is the thread of the elegiac at both personal and historical levels. 'Who can bear history?' Hutchins asks hauntingly throughout this volume. . . . [It] seems at times a moral imperative (to imagine evil, as Robert Duncan famously urged of Denise Levertov), but at other times in Tender the Maker, it is Life's unrepeatable, glorious Mystery, on which this beautiful collection so tenderly muses." óCynthia Hogue, judge for the 2015 May Swenson Poetry Award