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The Body Is No Machine (New Issues Poetry & Prose) Paperback

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Product Details

  • Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
  • Paperback: 85 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose; 1st edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930974698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930974692
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,387,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jennifer Perrine is a poet of formal agility and surprise, with a command of language that ranges from the spare to the luxuriously rampant, from the scientific to the ecstatic. --Betsy Sholl

In these lusciously languaged poems, Perrine is as grimly witty in grief as in joy, and The Body Is No Machine is a dazzling debut collection. --Cynthia Hogue

Seduced by words, this poet thinks with her whole body. Gender bends so far the barriers between us and within us shift and change. --Peggy Shumaker

About the Author

Jennifer Perrine holds degrees in Religion, Art, English, and Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Bellingham Review, Green Mountains Review, Nimrod, River Styx, and Southern Poetry Review, among others. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and teaches writing, gender studies, and Holocaust studies at Drake University.

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Jennifer Perrine's first collection of poems, The Body Is No Machine (New Issues, 2007), won the 2008 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry. Her second book, In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011), received the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Prize. Perrine lives in Des Moines, Iowa, where she is an associate professor of English at Drake University.

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By SteveC. on January 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
Worth every penny. Apparently I haven't used enough words, so I have to drone one about a book that needs no praise. Yay, society!
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