Through prose poems, lyric poetry, and other commentary, author Jean Donnelly, in her first major work of poetry, explores the very nature of poetry, which “hitchhikes between chapels,” while she makes profound literary observations on the nature of the medium. Bernstein writes of her work: “Anthem is fresh as the first moment of the rest of your live, where invention is an attribute jof grace and the intimacy of the newly coined rules the roost. O can you hear the charms bursting in ear.”

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Charles Bernstein