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.
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MORE REVIEWS"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
" ["The Killer" is] a daring poem, one that risks an uncool beauty to deliver a spiritual reality that acknowledges the calculated, obsessive brutality of predator-prey action. Yet somehow this takes place without dishonoring either dog or rabbit, or human observer. As Stella licks the rabbit a plausible mammalian love seems to be manifest, but it’s an awful, unsentimental love. The poem’s not hunt porn, but it isn’t squeamish either. It’s—is this a bad word?—honest. " —Jay Besemer, Entropy Magazine
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.)