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door of thin skins
Shira Dentz

Emerging Voices

2013 • 96 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$16.00 Paperback, 978-1-933880-36-5

A tale that unfolds in a psychotherapist’s and a state prosecutor’s office and the mind of the poet regarding it all

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"door of thin skins is a perfect title for Shira Dentz’s latest work. In this fever dream of a book, Dentz’s language is like a spirit who can pass through the scrims of time and perspective, but not unscathed. These poems are the toll. She sings what fails to kill us." —Cornelius Eady

“The misuse of power in a patient/doctor relationship in shattering detail.  A patient is cut off from her body and the doctor imposes his. What the poet must do, and does, is let language be torn apart so that the senses (sense) may re-collect in beauty, in the body of the poem.”—Eleni Sikelianos

“An edgy and oddball brand of avant-garde song-and-response tells this tale through a mix of thought, feeling, fact, history, and personal history and a riveting pastiche of rhythmical poetry, visual poetry and prose poetry. door of thin skins startles and astounds.”—Molly Peacock

“A narrative of seduction and abuse, and a tour de force of assemblage.  Each gallery-worthy page is meticulously arranged, prose overlain with lyric sequences, visual space with visual density. A chilling and exquisite document.”—Karen Brennan

SHIRA DENTZ published black seeds on a white dish, and is the recipient of many awards.

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