Tina Celona's darkly lucid, lightly comic poems are explicit in their attentiveness to the primacy of poetry as a natural force, akin to that of tides or the correlative lunar cycle. Describing war, freedom, dream, -Satisfaction, - and imagination in clear, unabstracted terms, Celona invokes poems and their poet with a focused intensity.
TINA BROWN CELONA was born in 1974 to an American Foreign Service officer and his Vietnamese wife. She grew up in Tokyo, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and Washington, DC. She received degrees from Brown University and the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her husband is the poet Matt Celona. Fence Books published The Real Moon of Poetry and Other Poems in 2002. Magazine publications include Octopus, Shampoo, La Petite Zine and Puppyflowers. Her poems have appeared in Explosive!, Epoch and Fence. She lives in Lyons, Colorado.