Yours, Creature

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Jackleg Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.26 inches | 0.38 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Cuello's other books include LIAR, the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize winner; PRICKING (Tiger Bark Press 2016), winner of the 2017 CNY Book Award; and HUNT (The Word Works 2017), winner of the 2016 Washington Prize. In addition, Cuello has published three chapbooks: MY FATHER'S BARGAIN (2015), BY FIRE (2013), and CURIE (2011). Cuello was the recipient of The 2018 New Ohio Review Poetry Prize, The 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize, and a 2015 Saltonstall Writing Fellowship. In 2014 she was awarded The Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding secondary teaching. She teaches French in Central NY and is a poetry editor for Tahoma Literary Review.


Cuello's Yours, Creature showcases the versatility of the epistle as a vessel of longing, ode, and biography. In these pages, the reader is passenger on Mary Shelley's devastatingly complex and triumphant journey. This work whirs with lyricism as it poetically bridges the gap between research, imagination, and tribute.

-Airea D. Matthews, author of Simulacra

Not only a meeting of minds, but also a meeting of hearts, lives, and imaginations links Mary Shelley and Jessica Cuello. Urgent and original, gripping and shocking, thoroughly research-based and deeply intuitive: surely this captivating collection of illuminating epistolary strangeness is exactly what Shelley might have wished a poet of our time to write about her.

-Annie Finch, author of Spells