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Jennifer Perrine

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Jennifer Perrine is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Again (Airlie Press, 2020). Perrine's other books include No Confession, No Mass, winner of the 2016 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award and the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; In the Human Zoo, recipient of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize; and The Body Is No Machine, winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry. A recipient of fellowships from Literary Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, Perrine lives in Portland, Oregon.

For more information, visit www.jenniferperrine.org or follow Jennifer on Instagram at @mxreading .
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Jennifer Perrine There are always more books on my summer reading list than there are days in the season (or days in the year, for that matter). So, this summer, I mad…moreThere are always more books on my summer reading list than there are days in the season (or days in the year, for that matter). So, this summer, I made a special (and short) reading list of books that are coming with me on backpacking trips. If I'm willing to schlep around the extra weight while I'm walking through the woods for miles, that's better than any 5-star rating, right?

So, here are the books I'll be reading at the end of a long day's ramble:

* The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams. A good fit for the outdoors, of course, and I really enjoyed her previous book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. Worth the 1.3 pounds of hardcover.

* Magdalene, by Marie Howe. I'm pretty sure I shrieked when I discovered that Howe had a new book out. I'm smitten with all of her other books, and the biblical persona in this one is right up my alley. There are so many reasons to love poetry, and now I have one more: a hardcover book that only weighs 9.6 ounces.

* Hunger, by Roxane Gay. Of that great big list of books I want to read this summer, most of them are, in some form, about feminism and/or bodies. Only one, though, is written by Roxane Gay. Out in paperback, 11.4 ounces, and yes, I recognize that it's a tad gauche to detail the weight of a book about size and self-image. But that's me. Gauche to the end.

* You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie. Turns out complicated and contradictory relationships with mothers are also right up my alley. If anybody can own that complexity, in all of its pain and beauty, Alexie can. I suspect at some point I'll end up sitting under a tree somewhere, huddled over this 1.6 pound hardcover, alternately weeping and laughing. You know, a normal Sunday.(less)
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The Body is No Machine

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In the Human Zoo

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I'm excited to share that my fourth book of poetry, Again, will be out in the world one month from today!


Thanks to the team at Airlie Press for giving it a home, to Beth C. Ford for the design, to Vermont Studio Center for time and space to write, and to the folks at PGE who let me disappear from work for a month back in 2017 to go write. This book wouldn’t exist without all the people who to Read more of this blog post »
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Jan Hi Jennifer,
I just read your review of Brenda Shaughnessy's poetry book So Much Synth. Do you remember whether the book had any bi content? I am looking for poets to encourage to submit their books to the Bi Book Awards. Have you read any other poetry books this year by bi authors and/or with bi content? The author doesn't necessarily have to identify as bi as long as there is bi content.
Thanks,
Jan


Jennifer Jan wrote: "Congratulations, Jennifer, for winning the Bisexual Book Award for Poetry

Thanks, Jan! And thanks for being such a champion of books with bisexual themes, characters, & authors!


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Jan Congratulations, Jennifer, for winning the Bisexual Book Award for Poetry, just announced today, for your very beautiful No Confession, No Mass! The award was so well deserved.


Jennifer Jan wrote: "Congratulations, Jennifer, on No Confession, No Massmaking finalist!

http://www.examiner.com/article/fourt..."


Thanks, Jan! I hadn't heard yet, so you were the first to share the news!


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Jan Congratulations, Jennifer, on No Confession, No Massmaking finalist!

http://www.examiner.com/article/fourt...


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