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Weight .3 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .5 × 9 in

Jessica Fisher’s second book of poems brings lyric’s intensity of perception to an era of global war while chronicling the everyday motions of new motherhood. In this elegant and elusive work, the inmost moves outward, like sight or voice, into the external world.


Her poems are analytic meditations, their variety and beauty manifestations of extraordinary sensitivity to English syntax.

ISBN: 978-1-937658-00-7
paperback, 96 pages, 5.5 x 9 in
Publication Date: 2012

What strikes me most profoundly, reading Fisher’s beautiful, formally experimental second book in tandem with Bogan’s Dark Summer, is how much the idea and fact of the mother — the absent mother, the longed-for mother, the admired mother, the terrified and terrifying mother, the loving mother — stalks the work of both women.

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JESSICA FISHER’s first book of poems, Frail-Craft, won the 2006 Yale Younger Poets Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. She was awarded a …

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