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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. From the opening poem, where everyday scenes clothe a cast of characters in weather, tears, and prayer, to "animal between," where the narrator conjures her desires into the courage to explore her sexuality, to the ontological vignettes of a woman living in Northern Japan under the constant presence of fog, to the etymological, political eruptions of language in the book's final section, THE HOMININE EGG suggests that vigilance of observation is a spiritual practice out of which one hatches again and again.
Jenny Gropp's poetry and prose can be found in Denver Quarterly, Seneca Review, Best New Poets, American Letters & Commentary, Seattle Review, Typo, Colorado Review, Unsaid, and Diagram, among others. Gropp received her MFA from the University of Alabama, where she was the editor of Black Warrior Review. Now the managing editor of the Georgia Review, she lives in Athens. THE HOMININE EGG (Kore Press, 2017) is her first book.Author City: ATHENS, GA USA