Dear Future

Poems by Nina Corwin

Praise for Dear Future:

Nina Corwin’s sage meditations on time are both sweet and bitter. These are visceral, smart poems, rife with the muted faith and lurking questions of an uncertain tomorrow engaged in a wrestling match with the sideways prophecies of now. “There are two faces / to survival. Yours and mine. / See: we have mirrors in our eyes.” Sometimes playful, yet always probing, Dear Future hungers for a seasoned humanity through viscous imagery and an elusive hope.

— Quraysh Ali Lansana, author of The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience & Change Agent

Nina Corwin’s Dear Future is a tour of the bright circus that awaits us. Humorous and somber, playful and dark, Corwin offers the future as preview, as marketing campaign, as something that might be listening so we can tell it what we need. There is urgency here, and “the need to name on the table of my tongue.” Here are stock tips and packing tips for the apocalypse. Here is a future we can bear because Corwin has helped us see the pleasures and sorrows coming for us.

— Traci Brimhall, author of Saudade


Publisher: Glass Lyre Press
Pub Date: August 1, 2017
Paperback. $12.00
ISBN: 9781941783351

Available: Glass Lyre Press, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and wherever good books are sold.


Nina Corwin is the author of two books of poetry, The Uncertainty of Maps and Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Her work has appeared in ACM, Forklift OH, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, Southern Poetry Review, Verse, and has been nominated for the Pushcart prize. Corwin is a Founding Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and curates readings at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago where she co-edited Inhabiting the Body: A Collection of Poetry and Art By Women. She has read and performed her work across the country, at times set with musical or choreographic compositions. In daylight hours, she is a psychotherapist known for her work on behalf of victims of violence.

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