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Kelly Forsythe’s debut collection, Perennial, investigates the violence and frailty of adolescence through a lens of American politics, the frenzied media, and the vulnerability of our bodies. Aware of the porousness of girlhood to the gaze and demands of others, Forsythe’s poetry inhabits landscapes of emerging adulthood against the explosive cruelty of school shootings. Meditating on grief and femininity among the hills of Pittsburgh and the sere grass of Colorado, Perennial expands the notion of memoir and poetic elegy.
An online chapbook. Published by Floating Wolf Quarterly in 2015, alongside Jaswinder Bolina's "The Tallest Building in America."
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