Every Room in the Body, winner of the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award, gives an intimate look at the body not only as spirit, but also as the house of blood and bone that makes life and betrays life. It is a complex sequence of poems addressing a difficult pregnancy, but more specifically, the dynamic between the body, nature embodied, and expectations. There is sadness, yes, but also a calm assessment of the process and the days, good and bad, that ends with a quiet joy. As French says in the preface poem "Residence," "Here is a map/ that multiplies her hunger. Here// is the sound where it all began." Begin with her and trace the days.
About the Author
Kerri French is the author of Instruments of Summer, a chapbook of poems about Amy Winehouse. Her poems have appeared in Washington Square Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, Mid-American Review, PANK, Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, and the Best New Poets anthology, among others. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee.