Jenn Givhan

Jenn Givhan is a Mexican-American poet from the Southwestern desert. Her books include Landscape with Headless Mama (Pleiades Editors Prize) and Protection Spell (Miller Williams Series, U of Arkansas Press). She’s received NEA and PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowships, The Frost Place Latin@ Scholarship, and The Lascaux Review Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Best of the Net 2015, Best New Poets 2013, AGNI, Crazyhorse, Blackbird, and The Kenyon Review. She is Poetry Editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

an excerpt

the bug spray man rings a doorbell
it lingers in the air

black widows fat & hourglass against the redbrick
against tomato vines

boy with bright pink parasol     boy across the street who comes
to play with my daughter’s dolls [...]

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