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In Jennifer Militello's second book, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and antidotes illuminate the tensions of identity central to questions of illness and health. Selected by Marilyn Hacker as a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, BODY THESAURUS explores the failing conduit of human physicality. An endangered psyche faces maladies and confronts gods in poems which, through beauty's counterstream to struggle, embrace the complexities of self.
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About the Author
Jennifer Militello is the author of FLINCH OF SONG, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, and BODY THESAURUS, named a finalist for the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award by Marilyn Hacker. 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.