Awayward (A. Poulin #31) (Paperback)

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Awayward (A. Poulin #31) (Paperback)


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In her foreword to Awayward, National Book Award-winning poet Jean Valentine writes, "Jennifer Kronovet's poems in Awayward are so surprising and compelling and beautiful, so intelligent and felt. Kronovet uses simple words and works at a mysterious depth, one we can enter with gladness."

Written while Kronovet was living in Beijing, Awayward illuminates the sense of disconnect that travelers experience when their major touchstones of language and geography are altered. These poems wander the world, drifting in and out of conversations that are alternately comical and grave.

Jennifer Kronovet is founding co-editor of CIRCUMFERENCE, a journal of poetry in translation.

Jennifer Kronovet's debut poetry collection, Awayward, was selected by Jean Valentine as winner of the seventh annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. She is the co-founder and co-editor of CIRCUMFERENCE, the journal of poetry in translation. Kronovet received an MFA in Poetry from Washington University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University Teachers College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Colorado Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, A Public Space, and other journals. She has lived in Beijing, Chicago, and St. Louis, and currently lives in New York City, where she was born and raised.
Product Details ISBN: 9781934414187
ISBN-10: 1934414182
Publisher: BOA Editions
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: A. Poulin