School

By (author): Jen Currin

At times a call to action and at others an intimate conversation between friends, Currin’s sensual and surreal poems speak to the political upheavals and environmental catastrophes of our time. School is an instruction manual for igniting transformation through a collective effort of love and community.

School is about the ways in which life elucidates the connection (or lack thereof) between human beings,the balance between vulnerability and drawing lines, and the importance of staying present and embracing change. As compelling as what Currin’s saying is how she says it. Her work vibrates in what I call the sensual infrastructure: a logic of the senses that takes up residence in intuition’s heart-mind circuitry.’

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AUTHOR

Jen Currin

Poems by Jen Currin have appeared in numerous North American journals, including: ‘The Fiddlehead’, ‘Mudfish’, ‘The Massachusetts Review’, ‘Diner’, ‘subTerrain’, ‘The Mississippi Review’, and ‘Washington Square’. In 2002, Mark Levine awarded her second place in River City’ annual poetry contest. Her chapbook ‘Ten Poems/Eleven Years’ was published by Breeds Like A Rumrunner (Vancouver, 2004). Her most recent collection, ‘Hagiography’, won Winnow Press’s 2005 Open Book Award. A graduate of Bard College and Arizona State University’s MFA program, Jen currently teaches creative writing at the Vancouver Film School and for Langara College’s Continuing Education program. While at ASU, she served as both assistant editor and poetry editor of ‘Hayden’s Ferry Review’ from 1999-2002. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Jen currently lives in Vancouver, BC, where she is a member of the poetry collective vertigo west.

Reviews

‘It offers wit, precision of speech, weird connections, odd juxtapositions, jarring images, & a variety of moods in a swirl of sentences that refuse to stay still but argue with each other & with their readers. This School is well worth attending.’ ‘School is about the ways in which life elucidates the connection (or lack thereof) between human beings, the balance between vulnerability and drawing lines, and the importance of staying present and embracing change. As compelling as what Currin’s saying is how she says it. Her work vibrates in what I call the sensual infrastructure: a logic of the senses thattakes up residence in intuition’s heart-mind circuitry.’ – Jacket2

Awards

  • ReLit Award 2015, Short-listed
  • Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2015, Short-listed
  • Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize 2014, Short-listed
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    Dimensions:

    104 Pages
    8.23in * 5.32in * 0.36in
    0.38lb

    Published:

    February 28, 2014

    Publisher:

    Coach House Books

    ISBN:

    9781552452899

    Book Subjects:

    POETRY / Canadian

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    Language:

    eng

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