A Night in the Country

A Night in the Country
By Laura Newbern
Publication date: March 1, 2024
ISBN# 979-8-9889042-0-5
6 x 9" 80pp Paperback

Winner of the 2023 Changes Book Prize, selected by Louise Glück

“Poetry’s impossible objectives—permanence, the dream of perfection—haunt these poems. Poems about art and the making of art recur, but in the main, A Night in the Country is rooted in a recognizable human reality, less rarified than art but sharing with art a recognition of limitation. [. . .] At a time when most are preoccupied with justice, with what can and must be changed, Laura Newbern writes about what does not change, writing not so much against current modes as apart from them. Small occasions, clear sentences. And underneath, measureless fathoms.”

—From the foreword by Louise Glück

Laura Newbern is the author of Love and the Eye, selected by Claudia Rankine for Kore Press. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The Threepenny Review, Poetry, and The Georgia Review, among others. The recipient of a Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, she grew up in Washington, D.C. and currently lives and works in Georgia.