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Small Porcelain Head
Allison Benis White




Four Way
2013 • 72 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-27-7



Small Porcelain Head examines grief and coping mechanisms for loss in the aftermath of suicide

Out of an urgent need to grasp what it means to lose a loved one to suicide, these poems fixate on the physical as a means of exploring the intangible—though paradoxically palpable—emotion of grief. Small Porcelain Head metaphorically explores the stark stillness of loss through the inanimate quality of dolls and revisits lines from a suicide note as a means of final “conversation.”

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This brilliant book-length collection of prose poems transforms a death into a haunting… I was mesmerized.”—Claudia Rankine, Judge, Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry

Awards/Recognition:

Winner of the Levis Prize in Poetry (2011)


ALLISON BENIS WHITE is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Bernice Slote Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She teaches at the University of California, Irvine.



Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:23:25 -0500