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by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Winner of the Asian American 7th Annual Prize for Literature
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is one of the very few poets writing in the United States today whose voice and writing style are immediately recognizable. In her new collection, NEST, the medium of her poetry continues to be the sentence. To the formalities of syntax and grammar she adds the structures of domestic architecture, isolation, health, desire, play, and family life. Her writing offers a unique poetics of metaphysics and manners. As always the poetry is sensuous and stunning.
Review of Nest on Constant Critic
Review of Nest in EPR