Double Jinx: Poems

Nancy Reddy (Author)

Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Milkweed Editions
Publish Date
August 11, 2015
5.5 X 0.3 X 8.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Nancy Reddy's poems have been published in 32 Poems, Tupelo Quarterly, and Best New Poets of 2011 (selected by D.A. Powell), with poems forthcoming in Post Road and New Poetry from the Midwest. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in composition and rhetoric. She lives in Madison, WI.


Praise for Double Jinx

"Double Jinx swirls luminously through genealogy, the dark gifts of a mother and absent father, a grandmother "who wrapped the boys in rugs and propped them up / before the fire," Little Red Riding Hood, Nancy Drew, Lucy the missing link, or the servitude that here comes with being "the girl you love / and not the runner-up" in "Miss Small Town USA," who, after it is returned from the cleaners, hangs up her body "with the winter coats, between the fox fur & the camel hair." Double Jinx is a brilliant first book, profound and fierce." -- Alex Lemon, author of The Wish Book

"With enormous imaginative energy, Double Jinx offers "a chorus of girls," from daughter to sister to wife, from Nancy Drew to the girls in fairy tales, to a beauty queen, to a girl who lives in a terrarium. This is an exhilarating, beautiful book." -- Nicole Cooley, author of Breach

"Reddy is the most deft of magicians. She'll "have your heart," and, "before the curtain falls," she'll "pluck it from your chest/ like a rabbit from a hat." -- Sara Eliza Johnson, author of Bone Map

"Nancy Reddy's exquisitely crafted poems perform an exploration of woman's manifold selves. Using the conceit of the stage, intimate spaces--family, home, the love letter--are lit 'bright as a spotlight' by the poet's eye, compelling us to examine questions of self-identity, desire, and escape. Double Jinx is a book that holds its audience spellbound." -- Rebecca Dunham, author of Glass Armonica