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The Palace of Bones
by Allison Eir Jenks
Ohio University Press, 2001
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4101-5 | Cloth: 978-0-8214-1423-1 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1424-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3560.E5147P35 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54


Winner of the 2001 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize.

The Palace of Bones by Allison Eir Jenks is an often stark and startling vision of the way we live, the places we inhabit, and the relics we make to comfort ourselves.

Haunted by a quiet, unquenchable longing, Jenks expertly and calmly guides the reader through a vivid dreamscape in this first full-length collection of poems.

The Palace of Bones was selected by final judge and Pulitzer Prize winner Carolyn Kizer. At once dark in its vision and light in its tone, this remarkable book is its author's self-confident invitation for us to join her in a world she knows intimately and has made almost familiar if not entirely safe.

The Palace of Bones is a stunning debut.

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