Poetry. In her third book Jena Osman follows poet Cecilia Vicuña's procedural instruction to "enter words in order to see." THE NETWORK emerges at the intersection of conceptual and documentary poetics, as Osman applies an idiosyncratic methodology to etymological study, to establish "derivations and kinships" of phenomena and persons and peregrinations.
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Jena Osman's recent books of poetry include CORPORATE RELATIONS (Burning Deck, 2014), Public Figures (Wesleyan Press, 2012) and THE NETWORK (Fence Books, 2010), which was selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series. Other books include AN ESSAY IN ASTERISKS (Roof Books) and The Character (Beacon Press). She co-edits the CHAINLINKS book series with Juliana Spahr, and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Temple University in Philadelphia.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA