The Dream of Reason

The Dream of Reason

In her debut collection, Jenny George wields a poetic voice marked by focus and image-driven strangeness that is saturated in the horrors of the wild and the tamed. Responding to the post-industrial landscape of rural life, Jenny George braids together regional plains poetry and the darkly fantastic imagery of medieval painting. Alluding to Goya?s grotesque bestiary, The D In her debut collection, Jenny George wields a poetic voice marked by focus and image-driven strangeness that is satura...

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Title:The Dream of Reason
Author:Jenny George
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Genres:Poetry
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:72 pages pages

The Dream of Reason Reviews

  • Ja'net
    Apr 28, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

  • Jhoanna
    Jan 21, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

  • Jason
    Aug 25, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • E.
    Oct 12, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Brooks
    Dec 19, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

  • Brian
    Mar 03, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Heather
    Nov 03, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Weston
    Apr 07, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Jamie Cattanach
    Mar 30, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Jeffrey Parker
    Jun 05, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Carrie
    Sep 17, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Erin Emily
    Jan 25, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

  • Joseph
    May 04, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Sumney
    Apr 29, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Luke Gorham
    Oct 16, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

  • Anatoly Molotkov
    Oct 06, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

  • Ella
    Feb 11, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Rachel
    Oct 06, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Ben Niespodziany
    Dec 13, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

  • L. A.
    Sep 11, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

  • Sarah Nordgren
    Jun 16, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

  • Lisa Stice
    Mar 21, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Klara
    Feb 10, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Zoe Doebbler
    Sep 17, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Mike
    Apr 19, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Jared Pechacek
    Feb 19, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Alana
    Jan 02, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

  • Wed
    Apr 17, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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  • Minna
    Nov 11, 2018

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

  • Christina D'Antoni
    Feb 10, 2019

    Find me a better opening poem in a debut collection. What a unique book. One that you can read from front to back in an hour, but one that demands much more time. Again, find me a better opening poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem... ...

    I love this book so much. ...

    Perfectly toeing the line between dreams and reality, Jenny George captures a facet of human emotion that lives in our subconscious swimming just beneath the surface of the things we can comprehend and put words to. Dreams often make little sense, but they provide key insight to the hu...

    I would not have thought I would have been so riveted, and moved, by a book with an entire section mostly about pigs, but I was! This section was both unusual and wonderful. I felt the influence of Louise Glück in these poems, but refashioned through a pastoral approach. Much to admir...

    4 1/2 Animals are people, too. Seriously, the language here is so stupidly good. ...

    ????? Damn, Jenny George, damn you are good. This debut collection sings with eerie, violent beauty, exposing the violence we cause to animals, to each other, and to ourselves in the name of survival and necessity. Here?s the opening poem, ?Origins of Violence?...

    I wasn't sure how I felt about this collection after the first section, but once I hit section two (the pig poems), I was hooked. At times this book made me feel like I was in a dream or, more accurately, a nightmare where violence and tenderness co-exist and a child lives inside the a...

    "The trees are full of staring crows./ After we die, our lives take up no space at all./ The same is true of love." A fascinating debut collection, which presents a rural world as city dwellers like myself will never know - and by extension, a different kind of wisdom about humanity. H...

    WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOK PLEASE GO READ IT IT IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM POETRY WHICH IS TO SAY EMOTIONAL AND GUTTING AND ABOUT GUTS TOO ALSO LOVE AND ALSO CHILDHOOD AND ALSO SO EXACTING IN IT'S LANGUAGE YOU CAN HEAR THE BREATH BETWEEN THE WORDS WOWOW ...

    "Vaudeville The pigs hang in rows like pink overcoats. Their slaughter is fresh, a rosy blush-- as if chorus girls have only just stepped out of them, leaving the empty garments swaying on their hooks." This book is absolutely stunning- it is one of the best books of poetry ...

    So many I want to re-read and remember and keep with me. ...

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