Poetry. "These poems are evidence of a mind that emits thought the way a quick-spinning, millisecond pulsar emits radio waves—with devastating precision. They form a record of incisive looking, and of the tumultuous perceptions sight provokes. They are lyric paradoxes, mostly packaged in prose boxes. They imitate the speed of light and yet, if we look up when we're told to, we find we're standing still while everything that can be observed rushes behind us. They are perfect examples of how well the lyric mode can succinctly interrogate existence. They are distinctive, inventive, intrepid, and discerning. Their rebellious intelligence is irrefutable—I found myself saying 'yes' to every word."—Mary Jo Bang
Jessica Baran is the author of two poetry collections: EQUIVALENTS (Lost Roads Press, 2012 - winner of the Brigham Women Writers Award) and REMAINS TO BE USED (Apostrophe Books, 2010), as well as the chapbook Late and Soon, Getting and Spending (All Along Press, 2012). She was the director of fort gondo compound for the arts, in St. Louis, MO for five years. Her poetry and art criticism have appeared in Art in America, Artforum.com, A Public Space, Aufgabe, the Awl, BOMB, the Boston Review, and Poor Claudia, among other publications.
Author City: SAINT LOUIS, MO USA