Beautiful Zero: Poems by Jennifer Willoughby

By Jennifer Willoughby

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

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