Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Erica Rivera Releases "Natural Disasters"



In her new book, Natural Disasters, award-winning poet Erica Rivera explores the parallels between volatile relationships and the environment. Like seasons, lovers arrive unbidden, leave abruptly, and cycle back. Long-distance desire, loaded secrets, and unpredictable temperaments further complicate the narrative.

Inspired by the landscape of Minnesota—with nods to New Mexico, New York, and California—this evocative collection of poetry plumbs the depths of the places we live and the people we love, and in the process discovers the beauty and brutality inherent in both.

Natural Disasters has been nominated in the 2016 Minnesota Book Awards.

Erica Rivera is the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009), Man Eater (XOXO, 2011), and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). She is a prolific freelance writer and a lifelong Minnesotan.

Order Natural Disasters in paperback on Amazon.com here.