Poetry. In THE STRIPPING POINT Brian Henry moves through extremes of formal invention and referentiality in two poetic series immersed in the lust and language of the everyday. Set at a paper mill in the 1990s, "More Dangerous Than Dying" charts the vicissitudes of a relationship that is simultaneously new and at its depleted end. In "The Stripping Point," language confronts and interleaves desire, enacting the dissipation of both as the poem is "stripped" as it progresses. Once again, Brian Henry raises the stakes for contemporary poetry.
Brian Henry is the author of ten previous books of poetry, including PERMANENT STATE (Threadsuns Press, 2020), STATIC & SNOW (Black Ocean, 2015), DOPPELGÄNGER (Talisman House, Publishers, 2011), LESSNESS (Ahsahta Press, 2011), THE STRIPPING POINT (Counterpath Press, 2007), and QUARANTINE (Ahsahta Press, 2006). He has translated numerous books from Slovenian, including Aleš Šteger's The Book of Things, which won the Best Translated Book Award. His poetry and translation have received many honors, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Howard Foundation.Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA