Poetry. The poems in Jessica Walsh's HOW TO BREAK MY NECK are alive, visceral, and softly twitching. Each section beginning with different famous last words, these poems interrogate hard-hitting themes of purpose, mortality, and legacy with beautifully playful language. Whether discussing summer camp or a shark in a tsunami, these poems illuminate what it feels like to live, to be breakable.
Jessica L. Walsh is a poet and professor at Harper College in suburban Chicago, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is the author of two chapbooks, Knocked Around and The Division of Standards. Her work has appeared in Crab Creek Review, Midwestern Gothic, Ninth Letter, and more. HOW TO BREAK MY NECK is her first full-length collection. Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA