Object Lesson by Jennifer Jean
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Object Lesson: A Guide to Writing Poetry (Companion to Object Lesson) by Jennifer Jean
In Object Lesson, Jennifer Jean explores human-trafficking, objectification, pain, and survival with compassion, respect, and as a witness to women. This powerful and stunning collection dives deep and connects through stories where what is wounded is holy, is important, is surviving. Jean finds hope in darkness in honoring the lives of women and a life led: In the language of flora—/she is Regal. Sometimes called Spear/or Welted or Blessed—. These were poems I could not turn away from; poignant and haunting, I held their truth and their strength. This is an important book , one to be read by all—these voices need to be heard and Jean’s poems need to be in the world.
~ Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Dialogues with Rising Tides (Copper Canyon Press)
One Reply to “Object Lesson”
Thank you, Jennifer, for reading tonight at Riverwood, and for making personal the stories of the victims of trafficking. You read with power and eloquence, and your personal chats between poems lent necessary context and humanity. Maybe that interview with a victim SHOULD take place in a Starbucks! On top of a table at the top of her voice. Thank you for giving voice to the people who inspired you. I can’t wait to read all the poems.
Pegi Deitz Shea