Poetry. Women's Studies. The poems in SOFTCOVER capture fleeting human experience in the clear-eyed and direct language of an honest and crucial friend. Monica Fambrough carefully arrays essential objects (keys, pills, husbands, washing machines) and essential feelings (self-consciousness, confidence, love) in the hope that they won't be lost. This book is forthright, sidelong, and inevitably feminist. It invites you to get comfortable then turns on a dime. The world we recognize is still a wonder, and the words we know are enough. Times washes through and around you, but SOFTCOVER is a distillation. A still-life of life itself.
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Monica Fambrough is the author of the poetry collection SOFTCOVER (Natural History Press, 2017), as well as a contributor to, Oversound, Divine Magnet, and the New York Times Magazine. Her poems have been anthologized in the collections Poets on Painters (Wichita State) and Poems About Horses (Everyman). Recently, her poems appeared in the catalog for The Figure 8, an exhibition of three female visual artists at the University of Georgia's Dodd Galleries. She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and three children.Author City: MARIETTA, GA USA