No Confession, No Mass
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Winner of the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry,
the 2015 Bisexual Book Award for Poetry,
& the 2016 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award
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No Confession, No Mass is lyrical, inventive, and full of surprises, offering us fresh ways of seeing old stories. The music is a delight throughout—agile and apt—language enjoying itself! Jennifer Perrine writes: ‘and returned her whole, startled raw, launched her back into the world.’ This is what fine poetry can do—and No Confession, No Mass does it.”—Ellen Bass, author of Like a Beggar

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In the Human ZooGoodreads Icon

Winner of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in PoetryIn the Human Zoo

“Jennifer Perrine’s poems, saturated in taut emotion and even in overt violence, are yet cooled, disciplined, by rigorous rendering, carefully evoked locations and descriptions. Jennifer Perrine is a deeply committed poet, intelligent, intense and perceptive of the minutiae of inner and outer human trauma.”—Anne Winters

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The Body Is No MachineGoodreads Icon

Winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in PoetryThe Body Is No Machine Cover

“Jennifer Perrine is a poet of formal agility and surprise, with a command of language that ranges from the spare to the luxuriously rampant, from the scientific to the ecstatic. The Body Is No Machine—indeed! Here we see the sensual body in all its chameleon shades of gender and passion. These poems are exact, intelligent, vivid, thrilling—a first book to admire, and a poet to watch.”—Betsy Sholl

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