Poems by Jenny Husk
“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 Bozšicševic´, author of Stars of the
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 80 pages
Distributed for UpSet Press.