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The Journal calls THE END OF PINK 'dazzling'

In a new The Journal review of Kathryn Nuernberger’s The End of Pink, reviewer Sonja James calls the book a "volume of substance and wonder." Noting the expansive, motley crew of characters that appear throughout the poems—Benjamin Franklin, Derrida, Bat Boy, and a gnome to name a few—the review also highlights Nuernberger's use of scientific treatises as a source of inspiration and an avenue of exploration.

"These are poems that activate the imagination of the reader as Nuernberger explores childbirth, motherhood, science, and death in new ways. Nuernberger is unafraid to embrace the weird and the surreal to add to the electric excitement of these poems."

James briefly touches on a few poems from the collection that demonstrate how Nuernberger explores her themes—sometimes scientifically, sometimes through the framework of fairy tales, and sometimes directly from personal experience.

"As a whole, Kathryn Nuernberger’s The End of Pink is a dazzling collection of poems. These are poems which possess a deep understanding of what it means to grapple with the universe in its totality. Fairytales and scientific treatises exist side by side in this playful volume which celebrates the primacy of the female body. As part song, part incantation, The End of Pink offers a full-throated vocalization of one woman’s successful battle to capture the sublime."

Click here to read the full review.

The End of Pink is available now at the BOA Bookstore.


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