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HEART-SHAPED BED IN HIROSHIMA

RELEASED: APRIL, 2015

Winner, 2014 Standing Rock Literary Series Poetry Chapbook Prize Winner

“In an intricately-woven meditation on war and the beseeching search for peace (both inner and outer), readers travel through spaces of time, location, and perspective to find something strangely familiar within themselves and yet safely distant….”

The war smelled the same /as the not-war…

“As Heather Kirn Lanier builds from hints of World War II when ‘Nylon Won/The War!’ and atomic bomb survivors were branded by kimono flowers, she delves further into modern war. Though still displaced from American soil, this new brand of war ‘cost / us little more than TV seldom inter- / rupted…‘ The sole threat to average Americans seems to be not caring enough….”

…the skies / above our strip malls were too blue / to know what fell on other countries’ schools…

“Lanier invites readers into this shared concern and calls for contemplation while skillfully invoking Buddhist philosophy into this sonic powerhouse of conversation. Resulting examinations of our collective consciences may well find that we, in the midst of war after war and in the deepest depths of self, are not only spared as war collateral. We may well be paradoxically the ‘crumbling brick walls, a steel cupola / like a hollowed heart / the rain comes through‘ seeking relief all the same.”  — Tina Puckett, Editor, Standing Rock Literary Series

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