only as a body

By Jessica Young

2010 Boom Winner
With a virtuosity of voice–think big, risky, lush–and a narrative structure that creates a kind of novella in poems, Only as a Body moves through a sense of the familiar and inevitable with enchanting clarity. The setting is domestic, though the turbulence and psyche underlying these poems creates an arc that is consistently illuminating.

About the Author: Jessica Young

Jessica Young currently holds a Zell Fellowship in Ann Arbor, MI. She completed her MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan, where she won two Hopwood awards and the Moveen Residency. Her undergraduate work was at MIT, where she won four Ilona Karmel prizes. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has been published most recently in Versal, roger, 751, and the Madonna Muse.