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A Penance
CJ Evans

First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2012 • 78 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$15.00 Paperback, 978-1-936970-10-0

“San Francisco’s CJ Evans crashes between rage and romanticism in his debut collection...”—Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair

Reviews / Endorsements

“There is an uneasy tenderness to CJ Evans’s A Penance. His poems trouble desire, they trouble the world (“The world is furious and I’m so tired / of being furious with it.”) until it fractures into the sort of captivating music a modern day Orpheus might sing: “they know I’ll end in their arms, and how tenderly / they’ll rip my body.” Evans articulates the violence as well as the beauty of passion with a style that is assured and impressionistic, haunting and precise. He is a magnificent poet. This is a magnificent debut.”—Terrance Hayes

CJ EVANS is the author of The Category of Outcast, a chapbook published by the Poetry Society of America; and co-edited, with Brenda Shaughnessy, Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House. He works as the managing editor of TWO LINES: World Writing in Translation and is a contributing editor for Tin House. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, daughter, and three-legged cat.

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