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Jasmine V. Bailey

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2014 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-576-3

New poetry

In Alexandria, Jasmine V. Bailey has written a string of love poems, islands in an archipelago that emerges with each poem’s brief story. In a voice at times detached and wistful and sometimes ringing with ardor, these poems keenly remember sexual desire and male beauty, weaving them into observations that are quietly political or fiercely existential.

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“Jasmine Bailey’s extraordinary Alexandria revels in a world of lucid desire where poem after poem fuses loss and celebration, unfolding in lines that savor the sensuous, seize the heart.”—Gregory Orr

JASMINE V. BAILEY studied at George School, Colgate University, and the University of Virginia. She has taught English in Argentina as a Fulbright scholar and at Colgate University as an Olive B. O’Connor fellow. Her chapbook, Sleep and What Precedes It, won the 2009 Longleaf Press Chapbook Prize. She reads poetry and writes book reviews for 32 Poems and The Carolina Quarterly.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:21:32 -0500