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Vexed by Jessica Grim

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Vexed Jessica Grim BlazeVOX [books]

Grim's style masterly evokes the simplicities of poetry in the "New American" vein, with its fragments of candid observation just shimmering on the surface of the poem, but she allies it with a "post-Language" sensibility that balks before the prospect of a too-fluid Romanticism, thus spicing sensual reverie with documentary relevance. The musicality of Grim's poems is understated, the words delicately gathered, such that the poems occasionally seem given over to indeterminacy and chance, but in fact each one has a formal perfection that illustrates an underlying lyrical integrity.

—Brian Kim Stefans

 

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Jessica Grim grew up in the Bay Area, and lived for periods in Texas, New York, and (again) California before moving, in the early 90's, to NE Ohio. Vexed was first published as an ebook by /ubu Editions. Other books of poetry include Fray (O Books, 1998), Locale (Potes & Poets Press, 1995), and The Inveterate Life (O Books, 1990). With Melanie Neilson she co-edited Big Allis, a magazine focusing on experimental writing by women (1989-1996). She lives in Oberlin, OH, with her husband and son, and is a librarian at Oberlin College.  

Book Information:

· Paperback: 76 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 
· ISBN: 9781935402152

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