In Full Velvet (Hardcover)

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When you get this collection in your hands, turn to page 17 and read the top paragraph. As long as you are reading this book you will feel welcome, warm, and safe.

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Sinuous and sensual, the poems of In Full Velvet interrogate the nuances of desire, love, gender, ecology, LGBTQ lineage and community, and the tension between a body's material limits and the forms made possible by the imagination. Characterized by formal poise, vulnerability, and compassion, Johnson's debut collection is one of resounding generosity and grace.

Jenny Johnson is a recipient of the 2015 Whiting Writers' Award, and the 2016 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About the Author

Jenny Johnson: Jenny Johnson is a 2015 recipient of a Whiting Award and a 2016-2017 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2012, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, and Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941411377
ISBN-10: 1941411371
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Pages: 72
Language: English