The Dead in Daylight by Melody S. Gee
Paperback, 55 pages
$14.00 + s/h
Tina Chang writes:
"A fiercely feminine blood runs through these poems. Of wire, of salt, of harvest, of motherhood, of daughterhood, and all that these elements lay claim to. The Dead in Daylight reveals an astonishing voice that is equal parts ferocious and tender. Melody S. Gee's collection builds a generous fire where origin is praised and where history shines beyond the flame."
Eduardo C. Corral writes:
"Melody S. Gee's poems reveal the tethers and the hooks of the past. Beautifully strange and intimate, her language maps the push and pull of motherhood and familial history. A deftly chiseled voice speaks and sings in this book; it's a voice that's original and immediate. Striking images attend to both the uncanny and the sublime. In one poem, we're given 'a forest of doors.' In another, the 'throat shiver of music.' The Dead in Daylight is one of the best books I've read this year."
Melody S. Gee was born in Taiwan and raised in Cerritos, California. Her first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize. Recent poems and essays appear in Copper Nickel, The Book of Scented Things Anthology, Spillway, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She holds degrees in English from the University of California Berkeley and the University of New Mexico, and has been awarded a Robert Watson Literary Prize and a Kundiman Poetry Retreat Fellowship. Currently, she teaches developmental writing at St. Louis Community College, and lives with her husband and two daughters in Missouri.