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The Only Thing That Matters

Kim Jensen

Paper $14.95    |    978-0-8156-0967-4    |    2013

ebook 978-0-8156-5053-9

"In this lucid collection, Kim Jensen moves between intimate address and an engagement with the world, connecting perception with perception in ways that are subtle and distinct. Jensen’s deftness in creating her own ‘poetic logic’ offers many pleasing jolts of surprise in a conceptual project that is original and compelling."—Elizabeth Robinson, author of The Orphan and Its Relations

"Like the medieval women writers who included passages from other women authors in their own works, Jensen’s homage results in poetry as a form of hospitality, a way of being truly open to the world. ‘Ordinary speech seems like a sin to me,’ writes Jensen, so she gifts us with this miraculous celebration of all that is both spiritual and worldly."—Tina Darragh, author of A(Gain)2St the Odds

  The Only Thing That Matters

  Kim Jensen is the author of the novel The Woman I Left Behind and a collection of poems, Bread Alone. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, the Baltimore Review, Al Jadid, Rain Taxi Review, Come Together: Imagine Peace, Left Curve, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She is associate professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland.

5 x 7, 88 pages

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