Poetry. "AMBLYOPIA is an invitation to a new architecture, where spaces are construed with artifacts of the mind-favorite haunts, obscure discoveries, longings, persons and objects--as well as vital responses to the habitat it creates. Each gesture leaves a trace 'representing a kind of revolution or paragraph on a relatively fragile topic.' The writing is precise and lush. That we get to follow Jena Osman into her theatre of invention is an exhilarating pleasure of the first order"--Ann Lauterbach.
Jena Osman's books of poems include MOTION STUDIES (Ugly Duckling Presse), CORPORATE RELATIONS (Burning Deck), Public Figures (Wesleyan University Press), THE NETWORK (Fence Books, National Poetry Series selection), AN ESSAY IN ASTERISKS (Roof Books) and The Character (Beacon Press, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). Osman was a 2006 Pew Fellow in the Arts, and has received grants for her poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Howard Foundation, and the Fund for Poetry. She co-founded and co-edited the literary magazine CHAIN with Juliana Spahr from 1994-2005.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA