Jessica Greenbaum

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Jessica Greenbaum is the author of Inventing Difficulty (Silverfish Review Press, 1998), winner of Gerald Cable Prize; The Two Yvonnes (Princeton University Press, 2012), named by Library Journal as a Best Book in Poetry; and Spilled and Gone (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America.



The first animal you would find in the phonebook, from Afrikaans (the queen of double-a words) where aard means earth and vark means pig, and last survivor of primeval hoofed animals, Continue reading