Chosen by renowned poet Carolyn Forché as a finalist for the 1993 AWP Award Series in Poetry, Bruise Theory is Natalie Kenvin's debut poetry collection. Compact and powerful, her poems fly like small fists. Here are poems that address emotional illness, mother-daughter relationships, friendship and erotic love, physical abuse and the strength it takes to endure. These poems reveal Kenvin's extraordinary sympathy for her subjects—from her daughter in the throes of emotional illness to the bold figure of the character Sweetie.
This is a first printing of the first edition. Copies have been archived at BOA Editions, Ltd. since publication and are in fine condition with minimal shelf wearing. Unread. Ideal collector's copy.
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