Winner of the 2019 Fonograf Editions Open Genre Book Prize, as chosen by Rae Armantrout.
Chosen by Rae Armantrout as the winner of the 2019 Fonograf Editions Open Genre Book Prize, SYSTEMS THINKING WITH FLOWERS is a poetry collection about conspiring to do right within the constraints of inherited structures. Languell's text critiques unearned authority in its many guises. In two sections, the book chronicles the complex emotional gymnastics required for existence in male-dominated and colonialist environments, such as professional sports, museums, and other institutions. Foreword by Rae Armantrout.
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Krystal Languell lives in Chicago. She is the author of three previous books of poetry: CALL THE CATASTROPHISTS (BlazeVox, 2011), GRAY MARKET (1913 Press, 2016), and Quite Apart (University of Akron Press, 2019). Additionally, she has published six chapbooks, including Diamonds in the Flesh, a collaboration with Robert Alan Wendeborn, (Double Cross Press, 2015) and Archive Theft, a collection of interviews, (Essay Press, 2015). Her fourth poetry collection, SYSTEMS THINKING WITH FLOWERS, was the winner of the 2019 Fonograf Editions Open Genre Book Prize.