Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Days of Shame & Failure by Jennifer L. Knox in the New York Times Book Review!

The December 27 issue of the New York Times Book Review was their first-ever poetry issue. We are super proud that Jennifer's book was reviewed by Kathleen Rooney, and couldn't agree more with the enthusiastic praise:

Jennifer L. Knox’s poems hit, with deceptive ease, all the poetic marks a reader could want: intellectual curiosity, emotional impact, beautiful language, surprising revelation and arresting imagery. They’re also genre-bending, dizzying in their versatility. [...] Dynamic and shape-shifting as Days of Shame & Failure is, Knox holds it all together with her acerbic, down-to-earth voice and dark, perverse and appealing comic-apocalyptic worldview.

We're thrilled to be busily filling orders for new readers!

Read the full review.

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DAYS OF SHAME & FAILURE by Jennifer L. Knox from Bloof Books

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"The bizarre continues to reign supreme in this fabulous fourth collection from Knox. [...] Knox boldly confronts her own insignificance, the subtle disintegration of the physical body, and a sense of uncanny mistrust about self-identity—the 'mirror as mirage.' The result is a book that's endlessly entertaining and emotionally stimulating." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Jennifer L. Knox’s fourth book of poems, Days of Shame & Failure, made me stand up, spit my tea, and then die of jealousy like a teenager fuming around her bedroom, ripping up Tigerbeat pin-ups of Jennifer L. Knox." —Laura Minor, The Southeast Review

"Knox, with her characteristic use of dark humor, holds a mirror up to us as readers. Some of these poems are gut-bustingly funny, some are sniffle-worthy, but most are even better: a combination of both." —Nathan Logan, Weird Sister by Nathan Logan

If you're new to Knox's work, you'll be glad to know Bloof also publishes her three previous books—A Gringo Like Me, Drunk by Noon, and The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway. And all are available in our store! (Choose a bundle deal for a box of Knox.)

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