Selected by Lee Herrick as winner of the 2018 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize, The Ghosts of Lost Animals is Michelle Bonczek Evory’s first full-length volume. Final judge Lee Herrick writes:
Michelle Bonczek Evory’s The Ghosts of Lost Animals is full of risk, reward, gravity, invention, and surprise. There is a hunger and desire resonating through the poems that evoke the carpe diem theme with a gorgeous lyric velocity, curiosity, and wisdom. These poems explore the natural world, love and lovers, divorce and marriage, and I kept coming back to them again and again. This is a brave new voice and a marvelous book.