Kissing the World Goodbye

Kissing the World Goodbye

by Jennifer Clark
Kissing the World Goodbye

Kissing the World Goodbye

by Jennifer Clark


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Jennifer Clark's latest book, Kissing the World Goodbye, is a memoir infused with recipes that invites the reader to crouch down and notice the small things in life we too easily overlook. Everything in this world, no matter how small, is worthy of consideration for Clark, from isopods barreling through Tasmanian soil to the origins of childhood nicknames. Big things matter, too, like siblionic love, a term she coins in an attempt to describe the indescribable connections between siblings. Within this funny, poignant, and often tasty memoir, Clark weaves in serious issues such as the perpetual closeness of various forms of loss, and family members, particularly her sister's, easily moving on in the face of matters that weigh Clark down. And much weighs her down: naming fish, Ernest Borgnine's eyebrows, cell phones, instapots, and more.

Bottom line: this lyrical journey reminds us life is messy, funny, fragile, and fleeting. For even as we kiss the world hello, we kiss it goodbye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781956692075
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 03/15/2022
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

JENNIFER CLARK is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently, A Beginner's Guide to Heaven (Unsolicited Press). She is also the co-editor of the anthology, Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors (Celery City Books) and editor of Michigan Roots, a Poetry Society of Michigan anthology. She's authored a children's book on college awareness, What Do You See In Room 21 C? (Celery City Books), and her poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her website is
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