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Jenny Husk

Published Date: April 1, 2012

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80 pages
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

About this book

“In the poems of Jennifer Husk the world is a membrane words bounce against and poke into, skating on the scrim then delving below in quick sharp digs of fragment, image, and gut-punch. This work is ‘river dialogue’ and ‘glare on the surface’ all at once, achieving experiment, a sustained rhetoric, intimacy and political weight in one go. If Van Gogh graffitied The Starry Night on an urban wall then broke it apart with a mallet, you might get at something resembling the rough and precious texture of a Husk poem. Her register is horizon-wide and she jumps its length in a blink: the same stanza holds ‘rooms of dust’ and ‘harmony,’ then enjoins us to ‘hack the map’ and ‘tag it city-wide.’ This is a skateboard train anyone wishing to journey the sidewalk, desert, star, and cerebellum should hop on, presto.”

—Ana Boz¹ic¹evic´, author of Stars of the Night Commute


Distributed for UpSet Press.


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