Friendly Fire

“Friendly Fire,” Katrina Roberts’ third book of verse and winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry in 2007, was published in February 2008.

The publisher notes, “These poems consider how both nurture and nature inform violent behaviors; how we must choose to see beauty in decay; how prayer has power even if we don’t know whom we’re addressing. Informed by the possibilities of the “American” sonnet, this sequence confronts inherent dangers in even the best-intended human gestures, and explores how we sustain faith in the face of such damage.”

Roberts is the Mina Schwabacher Associate Professor of English and the Humanities and a Garrett Fellow. Her book is published by Lost Horse Press, Sandpoint, Idaho.