Poetry. HOW TO KNOW THE FLOWERS by Jessica Smith is a poetry collection about processes: The process of naturally dyeing flowers, the process of dealing with trauma, the process of remembering. In her poems, Smith examines sexual harassment, female friendship, and grief, accepting the gaps and fragments that unavoidably occur while doing such work.
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Jessica Smith, Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines and Coven Press, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she co- curates its Visiting Writers Series. She is the author of numerous chapbooks including mnemotechnics (above/ground 2013) and three full-length collections: ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR (Outside Voices/Bootstrap Press, 2006), LIFE-LIST (Chax Press, 2015), and HOW TO KNOW THE FLOWERS (Veliz Books, 2019).Author City: BIRMINGHAM, AL USA