A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments

A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments

by Jennifer Militello


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Award-winning poet Jennifer Militello's third full-length collection, A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments, casts a smokescreen of selves. Fragmentary letters addressing illness and struggle are interspersed with ventriloquisms in the voices of mythological heroes and long-dead composers, ancient goddesses and murdered girls. Intricate "dictionaries" offer multi-layered definitions that, like layers of clothing or ancient amulets, are meant to provide shelter from a world that cannot be controlled. This captivating book stitches together a plethoric identity so as to examine the disguises we all wear.

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ISBN-13: 9781936797752
Publisher: Tupelo Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2016
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Militello is the author of three poetry collections published by Tupelo Press: FLINCH OF SONG (2009), winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, BODY THESAURUS (2013), named a finalist for the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award by Marilyn Hacker, and A CAMOUFLAGE OF SPECIMENS AND GARMENTS (2016). Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The North American Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Best New Poets 2008. She is also the author of the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail.

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