Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University
Winner of the 2002 Colorado Prize for Poetry
"These poems are unconventional, deep, independent, un-American, all-American, hip, tragic, observant, skitterish, critical, political, crushed, brushed, funny. It is the range of motion and emotion in them that makes them matter."
—Fanny Howe, author of Forged, Q, One Crossed Out, O'Clock, and Nod
"Chemical Wedding is a startling debut collection. Wild and wonderfully unpredictable in its motions of mind, in its curiosities, and in the wide-ranging array of its experiences, it is differently wild in its voicing and formal strategies. It is rare to find a first book so mature and yet so sturdily and willfully original."
—Jorie Graham, author of Never, Swarm, and The Dream of the Unified Field