Beautiful Zero: Poems by Jennifer Willoughby

By Jennifer Willoughby

Incantatory, intimate, and incendiary, the poems of this award-winning debut are packed with explosive wit and humor like “a knife you don’t see coming.” A kaleidoscopic intelligence flows via Beautiful Zero, embracing varieties of tradition low and high in attempt to discovering which means within the chaos. Poems approximately Shark Week and faculty soccer sit down beside Roman Polanski and biting reviews of recent conflict. a chain of poems set in a Kaiser Permanente health facility tear into the realm of privatized healthiness care whereas concurrently charting a narrative of affection within the face of disaster. but even at her so much surreal, Willoughby regularly unearths the pulsing center on the center of the poem. She embraces what she can't comprehend approximately either the area and herself simply because in spite of everything, “Nothing is as random as they are saying it really is. / You have been born the weirdo that you simply are.”

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