A Violet, A Jennifer
Poetry collection by Jennifer Badot
Jennifer Badot’s beautiful new book starts in a childhood house where doors of abuse open and close, but where, in the woods behind the house, the girl becomes a “wild knower” with a need to speak. Speak she does, in these heartbreakingly spare poems in which every word counts and many words startle. Moving through adolescence into adulthood, Badot at last reclaims her childhood, bringing together her “girl body,” her green “poem body,” and her “woman body.” In the end, “every poem” is “a door / a door opened”—for the reader as well as the poet.
—Martha Collins, author of Because What Else Could I Do
About the Author
Jennifer Badot is the author of the chapbook Poem for the Fire and other Kindling. Her poems and prose have appeared in Studia Mystica, the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement, Lily Poetry Review and elsewhere. She lives in Massachusetts with her human, animal and plant family.