Hour Book

Winner of the 2018 Sawtooth Prize from Ahsahta Press and forthcoming in early 2019.

Judge Jennifer Moxley writes:

Hour Book asks ‘[d]ire questions in the most beautiful words.’ It is a document and a devotional, a recording and marveling at how female bodies—writing, gestating, caretaking, dying—reshape and prick against the ‘organizing fiction’ of standardized time.

Such bodies are imperfect, in the grammatical sense, never completed, always evolving. The ‘our’ of these hours is intergenerational, intimate, and domestic, the ‘hour’ ritualistic, theological, and literary: that is to say, ‘lyrical.’