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By Jennifer Willoughby

Incantatory, intimate, and incendiary, the poems of this award-winning debut are choked with explosive wit and humor like “a knife you don’t see coming.” A kaleidoscopic intelligence flows via Beautiful Zero, embracing types of tradition low and high in attempt to discovering which means within the chaos. Poems approximately Shark Week and school soccer sit down beside Roman Polanski and biting reviews of recent conflict. a sequence of poems set in a Kaiser Permanente health facility tear into the realm of privatized wellbeing and fitness care whereas concurrently charting a narrative of affection within the face of disaster. but even at her such a lot surreal, Willoughby constantly reveals the pulsing center on the middle of the poem. She embraces what she can't comprehend approximately either the realm and herself simply because in spite of everything, “Nothing is as random as they are saying it really is. / You have been born the weirdo that you simply are.”

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