Autobiography of a Wound: Poems

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University of Pittsburgh Press
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5.8 X 8.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author
Brynne Rebele-Henry's poetry collection, Autobiography of a Wound, won the AWP Donald Hall Poetry Prize, was one of Library Journal's Top Fall Poetry Picks for 2018, and was a finalist for the 2019 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award. Her first novel, Orpheus Girl, received the 2021 Young Adult Virginia Author Award from the Richmond Public Library and was listed as one of the most anticipated YA novels by Barnes & Noble and Chicago Review of Books. She is also the author of a bilingual (English and Slovenian) chapbook, Vizije Se Začnejo Pri Sestih (Visions Begin at Six), and is a 2021-2022 Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Wise, startling, often painful reading from a poet to watch.-- "Library Journal"
There were a number of contenders that made this a truly tough decision, but in the end, I couldn't get this one out of my mind. Brynne Rebele-Henry has such a singular, obsessive urgency to her voice.-- "Kim Addonizio"
I learned early that beauty is violence, proclaims the speaker in Autobiography of a Wound. That a wound can speak for itself, and have its own personal history, is in and of itself an arresting idea. Brynne Rebele-Henry complicates that idea in poems that live and breathe in an adamant but prayerful darkness punctuated by small poppies, rosaries, white silk pants, sewing needles. Autobiography of a Wound is unafraid to stand at the edge of any precipice, and Rebele-Henry is unafraid to confront the darkness that lives in any crevice.-- "Tarifa Faizullah"