celia bland

Cherokee Road Kill

A superb collection of poems rooted in remembering the past, and transcending the confinement imposed by poverty. “A cool and careful eye, unflinching but not editorializing” (Gretchen Primack), “Even ordinary tragedy acquires a certain elegance… Bland’s aesthetic resources render her poems as dimensional as sculpture” (Rain Taxi), “Unique, unsettling, and undeniably memorable” (Blackbird Review).

Kyoko Miyabe, illustrator of Cherokee Road Kill


Cherokee Road Kill is an important book, written by a poet in total command of her powers.

– georgia review

Dr. Cicero Poetry Series

The Red Dress

"The Red Dress works as a kind of tarot, shifting dimensions, spheres, and earthly elements."
—Kimberley Lyons


"Every sentence leaves us with something we've never known before, some new giving from the mind embodied in words." —Robert Kelly

Cherokee Road Kill

"The poems struggle with worth, the value of crumbling people in a crumbling region."
—Gretchen Primack

The Secret Name of Now

“Kelly is heir to both Pound & Zukofsky in his vision of the poet as a scientist of the whole..."
—J. Rothenberg and P. Joris

Celia Bland

Celia Bland is a prize-winning poet. She lives in Tivoli, New York, and teaches at Bard College.

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