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Jennifer Clement studied English Literature and Anthropology at New York University and French Literature in Paris. Clement is the author of the memoir 'Widow Basquiat', which made the UK Booksellers' Choice list, and a novel 'A True Story Based on Lies', which was a finalist in the Orange Prize for Fiction. She was awarded the Canongate Prize for New Writing in 2001, and is also the author of several books of poetry: 'The Next Stranger', 'Newton's Sailor', and 'Lady of the Broom', each published in bilingual editions in Mexico. Clement's work has been translated into eight languages. Canongate Books is publishing her next novel 'The Poison That Fascinates' in 2008. Jennifer Clement lives in Mexico City and, with her sister Barbara Sibley, is co-director and -founder of the annual San Miguel Poetry Week. The present volume offers several new poems, the complete 'Lady of the Broom' sequence, plus selections from her two earlier books.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2008
Publisher Shearsman Books
ISBN 1905700466 ISBN13 9781905700462
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More About Jennifer Clement
Jennifer Clement is the author of multiple books, including "Widow Basquiat." She was awarded the NEA Fellowship for Literature and the Sara Curry Humanitarian Award for "Prayers for the Stolen." The president of PEN International, she currently lives in Mexico City.
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Jennifer Clement 's New and Selected Poems Feb 11, 2008
Jennifer Clement's new works in New and Selected Poems secure your attention right away. You will want to read these enigmatic poems over and over. Personally, I keep going back to "The Woodsman." And you will want to share with other readers the unusual playfulness of "Making Love in Spanish." Of the selections from earlier books, I think I am most taken with her poems from Newton's Sailor, especially those that deal with Einstein and Elsa, the daughter he gave away.
If you are not familiar with her poems, be prepared for a new poetic world in the engaging images and striking objects that Clement sets in her stanza rooms.