A NET TO CATCH MY BODY IN ITS WEAVING

Winner of the 2021 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize

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"One must train oneself to find, in the midst of hell, what isn’t hell, Farris writes in her poem “The Wheel”—For instance, the way you folded love into a booklet/and gave it to me to read. If such a lyric art is possible, of finding one’s way through the inferno of cancer survival, of writing despite and with the body, commending to paper the luminous terror of having come through, these pages would be an account of that love, folded into a booklet. Brava!"

Carolyn Forché,

author of nationally acclaimed The Country Between Us

 

 

“In the midst of shock and pain, this book rings with love of language.”

—Rae Armantrout,

author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Versed 

“ With signature wit, Farris engages in a power struggle with mortality and in the end, her ferocity and conviction win through language that sings.”

—Victoria Chang

author of the nationally acclaimed Obit