Smoke of Her Body

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Smoke of Her BodyWinner of the Jacar Press Full Length Book Contest
by Stephanie Levin

Sensuous and precise, these poems explore the boundaries and transgressions between parents, children, lovers: the ways we confine one another, the ways we break free.

“This one just has that punch in the stomach, ‘wow, who the f#!% wrote this’ factor going for it. I like how the poems are strong, yet understated, loud and quiet at the same time.”
        – Dorianne Laux, The Book of Men (W.W. Norton)

“Unrelentingly harrowing.”
        – Marie Howe, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton)