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Description - The Book of Goodbyes by Jillian Weise

WINNER OF THE 2013 JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARDWinner of the 2013 Isabella Gardner Poetry AwardThe "Los Angeles Times" described Jillian Weise's debut poetry collection as "a fearless dissection of the taboo and the hidden." In this second collection she forwards her bold, sexy poetics by chronicling an affair with a man she names "Big Logos." These poems throw into question sex, the law, identity, sentiment, and power, shifting between lyric and narrative, hyper-realism and magical realism, fact and fiction.I've Been Waiting All Night"I reckon you were asleep with your girlbefore the phone rang. Make something up.""I've been waiting all night to tell youabout the couple in post-War France, ""the woman fresh in her graveand the man who didn't like his mistress dead, ""no sir, and so exhumed her, to the dismayof his wife, who had him arrested""for the stink he made.She was reburied, returned to the dead.""After jail, he dug her up to fuck again.Attached suction cups and crafted""a wig from a broom. You can go now.I'm more in the mood than you're used to."Jillian Weise--an above-the-knee amputee with a computerized prosthetic--identifies as a cyborg and has discussed the identity in essays for the "New York Times" and "Drunken Boat." Her books include "The Amputee's Guide to Sex" (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and "The Colony" (Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, 2010). She is an assistant professor at Clemson University, a contributing editor at the "South Carolina Review," and co-director of the Annual Clemson Literary Festival.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781938160141
ISBN-10: 1938160142
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: BOA Editions, Limited
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jillian Weise

Jillian Weise publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is the author of The Amputee's Guide to Sex, The Colony, and The Book of Goodbyes, winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times and Tin House. Weise has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Fulbright Program, the Sewanee Writers Conference and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is an Assistant Professor at Clemson University.

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