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New from Hobblebush!

Loosen by Kyle Potvin

"In Kyle Potvin's first full-length collection, she employs a sparkling lyric craft to ask, 'How will I live?'” —Lee Briccetti

"This is a courageous book.” —Linda Pastan

"These poems keep reminding us to try again, despite frightening diagnoses, life-threatening illnesses, and more of life's scattered litter.” —Alice B. Fogel


Hobblebush Books is excited to announce the publication of volume XIV of our Granite State Poetry Series: Loosen by Kyle Potvin.

Kyle Potvin's chapbook, Sound Travels on Water (Finishing Line Press), won the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. She is a two-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Creek Review, Tar River Poetry, The New York Times, JAMA, and others. Her work has also appeared in various anthologies. Kyle runs a public relations firm and lives with her husband and two sons in southern New Hampshire.

Loosen is now available for pre-order (books will ship in early December).


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from Loosen by Kyle Potvin

I am Jane. I am Ellen. I am Julia. I am

smoke in the throat,

blowing simple rings:

rising, rising, rising.

There she goes.

Then her. And her.

I said I would remember them

but will I?

What if the breast is guilty again.

Or the toe with its dirty cells.


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