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Open Reading Selection New Release Lupine


by Jenny Irish

A fang concealed inside a flower, Lupine has a mythological sense of ecopoetics, one in which nature is often vindicated, in all its mossy, sinewy, animal luster, for the violence we as humans have enacted upon it. Jenny Irish has an unflinching eye, interrogating “spectacle and specimen,” wielding a mirror against cruel and patriarchal abuses of power. This language of survival drips with “darkness as she welcomes herself in” to reconsider what has traditionally been called wicked, or monstrous, or other. Challenging our preconceived notions of narrative, Irish lets wildness pulse against the edges of her sentences, “obscene up close,” but “all a-light”—the reader is left dazzled, transformed.

—Jenny Molberg, author of Refusal


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