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The City She Was (Mountain West Poetry)


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"When you open this book, expect serious role-playing and syntactic tap dancing. The City She Was presents a world that brings 'the horizon line into your lexicon' and a poet's muse ('The Endangered You') is lent to a friend and returned 'a little more frayed.' Giménez Smith muddles and enchants with her many masks, leaving the ground a little less stable under our feet." --Matthea Harvey, author of Modern Life, Sad Little Breathing Machine, and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

"The human body has only five senses but The City She Was reroutes the architecture of experience so effectively that the reader is awarded a new unnamed sense, a soft power, one that reprioritizes our outdated reality with the gathering infrastructure of the geography of language. The whole aggressive world is this book's only enemy, and no one tricks absurdity into form, reality into abstraction, injustice into stylized verdict, and contemporary popular culture into a useful, heroic trap of surreal-her-wholeness like Carmen Giménez Smith."--Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc. and The Maverick Room


Mountain West Poetry Series

Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University

About the Author

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of three collections of poetry, Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona Press, 2009), The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011)and Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012) and a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona Press, 2010). She is the recipient of a Juniper Prize for poetry and a fellowship from the Howard Foundation for creative nonfiction. She is the publisher of Noemi Press, the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol, and an assistant professor in the MFA program in creative writing at New Mexico State University.

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Smith, Carmen Giminez
University Press of Colorado
Gimenez Smith, Carmen
Smith, Carmen Gimenez
Smith, Carmen Gim
General Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
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Mountain West Poetry Series
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