Through the Stonecutter's Window

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2699-2
Publication Date
April 2010
Page Count
112 pages
Trim Size
6.125 x 8.5

Through the Stonecutter's Window


The inaugural winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, Indigo Moor’s Through the Stonecutter’s Window is a sustained and impressive dialogue with the visual arts, history,

the natural world, and the poet’s dreams and nightmares. The verse dances polyrhythmically across and down each page. Always in motion, Moor’s lines are choreographed to make sense of all that is most elusive in meaning: music, violence, love, anger, and desire.

About the Author

Indigo Moor’s first book of poetry, Tap-Root, was published in 2006 as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series. His poetry and short stories have appeared in such journals and anthologies as Xavier Review, LA Review, Poetry Now, and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. He has received the 2005 Vesle Fenstermaker Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and finalist finishes for the T. S. Eliot Prize, Crab Orchard First Book Prize, Saturnalia First Book Award, the Naomi Long Madgett Book Award, and the Word Works Prize. He is a Cave Canem fellow and a graduate member of the Artist’s Residency Institute for Teaching Artists.