by Lisa Orme Bickmore
“Haste is full of carefully wrought, surprisingly imagined poems. Vivid and intense, each one creates a geography as familiar as a lighted house on a snowy evening or a summer lightning storm. Bickmore invests her poetry with images of desire and loss, extravagance and longing, and reminds us how original and strange is the most daily of experiences.” —Susan Elizabeth Howe, Professor of English, Brigham Young University
“Having lived beyond the obvious, Bickmore has matured and her poems have ripened. She is real, they are real. And brilliant. And moving beyond words.” —Emma Lou Thayne, author, Things Happen: Poems of Survival
Lisa Orme Bickmore is a Ph.D. candidate in English and American literature at the University of Utah and teaches at Salt Lake Community College. She is the recipient of a Utah Arts Council poetry award; she lives in West Jordan, Utah, with her husband, Steve, and five children.