Meg’s latest book, The Ice Storm, now available
Meg Kearney writes The Ice Storm with passion and a skill so subtle that sometimes you’re not aware you’re in the midst of a crown of sonnets—but solely in the tempest of a breakup. This magnificent sequence infuses the end-of-love sonnet tradition with poignancy, anger, and damage. The marriage “starts like a lullaby, innocent as rain,” but when the union implodes, “outside the window is ice.” All the practicalities that rarely make it into poetry, from money to sump-pump batteries, appear in Kearney’s verse page-turner. Her sonnets writhe and fracture with emotion that “sweeps in ruin,” making a monument to the swift talent of this splendid poet.
—Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst: Poems