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Emily O'Neill’s "Make a Fist & Tongue the Knuckles" comes prepared to finish the burial, sharing knives made from ruin to acknowledge the monsters dwelling in ourselves and others.

The boys in Emily O'Neill's poems are softies but act like they're bad. The girls, however, don't pretend: "Leave marks or I don't learn." These poems fill with sensory data, knives and joy a
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 2016 by Nostrovia! Press
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This is one of those rare books that makes me remember why I fell in love with poetry in the first place.
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Emily O'Neill is an artist, writer, and proud Jersey girl. New poems are forthcoming in The Journal, Minnesota Review, Redivider, and Washington Square, among others. Her poem "de Los Muertos" was selected by Jericho Brown as the winner of Gigantic Sequins' second annual poetry contest.She holds a degree in the synesthesia of storytelling from Hampshire College and teaches creative writing courses ...more