Whish: Poems

Whish: Poems

by Jackie Craven
Whish: Poems

Whish: Poems

by Jackie Craven


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Jackie Craven toys with time in WHISH, winner of the 2024 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Surreal prose blocks follow the uneasy relationship between a wistful narrator and shape-shifting characters-managers, bookkeepers, secretaries-who manifest as hours of the day. "It's rare to find such perfect prose poetry," says series editor, Tom Lombardo. "Jackie Craven's abrupt swerves and disruptive metaphors drop readers off cliffs, repeatedly." Startling, provocative, and darkly comical, WHISH speeds along a "quantum highway" where memory and loss plume into stained glass light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950413782
Publisher: Press 53
Publication date: 04/13/2024
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Jackie Craven writes poetry and prose steeped in magical realism. Recent poems appear in AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Cincinnati Review, New Ohio Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and many other journals and anthologies. She's the author of the collection, Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press) and two chapbooks, Cyborg Sister (Headmistress Press) and Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn award for fabulist fiction). After completing a Doctor of Arts from the English Department at UAlbany, she worked for many years as a journalist covering architecture, art, and travel. She lives in Schenectady, New York; Cocoa Beach, Florida; and on Zoom, where she hosts a long-standing open mic for writers.
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