New Wilderness


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$21.95  $20.41
Cornerstone Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.23 inches | 0.28 pounds

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About the Author

Teaching writer and assault trauma advocate Jenifer DeBellis, M.F.A., is author of Warrior Sister, Cut Yourself Free from Your Assault (Library Tales Publishing, 2021) and Blood Sisters (Main Street Rag, 2018). She edits Pink Panther Magazine and directs aRIFT Warrior Project and Detroit Writers' Guild. When she's not editing or writing for others, she sneaks in time for her own craft, which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appears in AWP's Festival Writer, CALYX, the Good Men Project, Literary Orphans, Solstice, and other fine journals. A former Meadow Brook Writing Project fellow, JDB facilitates workshops for Oakland University's MBWP Writing Camps as well as teaches writing and literature for Saginaw Valley State University. Find more at


"Yes, this collection has fortitude and resilience in spades, but DeBellis arrives at these only after meticulously surveying the wreckage that illness makes of good intentions...Not an easy read, New Wilderness, but one that...leaves us with a blueprint for bearing the slings and arrows of any human life." -Iain Haley Pollock, author of Ghost, like a Place

"The real splendor of New Wilderness is in the variety of beautifully crafted poetic forms; poems which themselves are objects of rescue, for they bring order to all the contextual turmoil. I could not put this book of valorous verse down." -Joy Gaines-Friedler, author of Capture Theory

"DeBellis's use of image, humor and irony...allows readers to navigate emotional highs and lows of mental/physical health as a survivor would and, hopefully, understand the unique power of women, of mothers and of poetry." -Brad Johnson, author of Smuggling Elephants Through Airport Security