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In Full Velvet

In Full Velvet

"Jenny Johnson's debut stunned me with its mix of electricity and grace, form and freedom. These highly sensual poems blow across the surface of everyday life—the dive bar, the barbershop, a river—rustling up the glitter and the dirt. Studded with unexpected language and infused with a generosity toward the natural world (which, Johnson reminds us, is our own), In Full Velvet is rich with fur, fishtails, and desire that feels true."

Hannah J.

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Author Jenny Johnson
Publisher Sarabande Books
Publication Date 2017-02-14
Section Poetry / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Hannah J.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9781941411377

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.

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