Foreword Reviews

Little Anodynes


2015 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)

The third collection by the prize-winning Asian American poet Jon Pineda, Little Anodynes is a sequence of lyrical, personal narratives that continue Pineda's exploration of his biracial identity, the haunting loss of his sister, and the joys—and fears—of fatherhood. With a title inspired by Emily Dickinson, Little Anodynes offers poems as "respites," as breaks in the reader's life that serve as opportunities for discovery and healing.