Moon Tide Press is beyond thrilled to be publishing Alexandra Umlas's debut collection of poems, At the Table of the Unknown. This collection confirms that the possibility for poetry is everywhere. These poems are clear, open-eyed, and harvested from two decades of writing about everything from the echoing feeling of loss to the gritty strangeness of parenthood. Here, language is harnessed, sometimes by formal elements, and sometimes by its own energy, to explore what it means to be alive today.
At the Table of the Unknown is just days from going into print, so it's the perfect time to pre-order a copy if you haven't done so yet! Ordering before June 15th gets you FREE SHIPPING! This book deserves a spot on your shelf. Don't take our word for it. See what these other fine poets are saying about it:
The poems in Alexandra Umlas’s debut collection At the Table of the Unknown are deft, attentive, and often turn the quotidian into moments steeped in mystery. She is a compassionate and honest poet, one equipped with ingenuity and wit. Readers, expect to be surprised as Umlas shows us a world “holding itself out to us, slice / after astonishing slice.”
— David Hernandez, author of Dear, Sincerely