Codhill Poetry Winner 2017

Between the destruction of angels, creation of philosophers, and use of mythological creatures, Fraying Edge of Sky captures a side of the other-world humans don’t see into very often: “A walking stampede, slow and terrible. / The hospital for nonexistent children. / A mountain devouring clouds.” Hanson’s beautiful lyricism and shocking imagery coalesce in wonderment, in poems that play with the power of light and dark, ultimately haunting the pages that make up her magical book, reminding us over and over of how “We are giants over the fallen.”

About the Author

Danielle Hanson earned an MFA from Arizona State University and has held residencies at The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Author of Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017) and 2016 recipient of the Vi Gale Award from Hubbub, her poems have appeared widely, including in Asheville Poetry ReviewThe Atlanta Review, Blackbird, Borderlands, The Cortland Review, Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry East, Poet Lore, Roanoke Review, Rosebud, Verse Daily, and Willow Springs. She is poetry editor for Doubleback Books, has edited Loose Change Magazine and Hayden’s Ferry Review, and has been a staff member at the Meacham Writers’ Conference and the Chattahoochee Valley Writers’ Conference.