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English Kills
Monica Wendel

Coal Hill Review
2016 • 24 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$10.00 Paperback, 978-1-938769-15-3

“The logic that holds English Kills together is uniquely its own, but the Ovid of Metamorphoses would have recognized it.”—Paul Scott Stanfield, Ploughshares

Winner of the 2015 COAL HILL REVIEW Chapbook Contest

Winner of the 2015 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest. Wendel's chapbook, English Kills, is a beautiful and haunting collection of poems. The line between dreams and life are blurry in these poems and Wendel leaves it up to the reader to decide. Her images are astounding in their originality and intensity.

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“With English Kills, Wendel doesn't invite you into her world and describe it to you in poetic form. Rather, from the opening verses of this rich, mature, charmingly restless collection, you find yourself already wrapped up in the sticky midst of her creative realm aware of her associative fluidity between objects and sentiments, of her people and their quirks, of her places and their placelessness, of her language and its looseness, of the oneiric levity she grants even the heaviest of events, and of her certain inner emptiness that can only be filled by the most mundanely baffling of miracles.”—Paul D'Agostino

MONICA WENDEL is a Brooklyn-based poet and educator. She studied philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Geneseo, and received her MFA in poetry writing from New York University, where she was awarded Goldwater and Starworks teaching fellowships. She is the author of No Apocalypse, a full-length collection that won the Georgetown Review Press poetry manuscript contest, and the chapbooks Call it a Window (Midwest Writing Center, 2012), and Pioneer (Thrush Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Ploughshares, Rattle, and other journals. A former writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando, Florida, she is now a writing mentor at Still Waters in a Storm and assistant professor of composition and creative writing at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

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