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No Confession, No Mass (Paperback) (Jennifer Perrine)

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Whether exploring the porous borders between sin and virtue or examining the lives of saints and mystics to find the human experiences in stories of the divine, the poems inNo Confession, No Mass move toward restoration and reunion.

Jennifer Perrine’s poems ask what healing might be possible in the face of sexual and gendered violence worldwide—in New Delhi, in Steubenville, in Juárez, and in neighborhoods and homes never named in the news. The book reflects on our own complicity in violence, “not confessing, but unearthing” former selves who were brutal and brutalized—and treating them with compassion. As the poems work through these seeming paradoxes, they also find joy, celebrating transformations and second chances, whether after the failure of a marriage, the return of a reluctant soldier from war, or the everyday passage of time.

Through the play of language in received forms—abecedarian, sonnet, ballad, ghazal, villanelle, ballade—and in free verse buzzing with assonance, alliteration, and rhyme, these poems sing their resistance to violence in all its forms.

Whether exploring the porous borders between sin and virtue or examining the lives of saints and mystics to find the human experiences in stories of the divine, the poems inNo Confession, No Mass move toward restoration and reunion.

Jennifer Perrine?s poems ask what healing might be possible in the face of sexual and gendered violence worldwide?in New Delhi, in Steubenville, in Juárez, and in neighborhoods and homes never named in the news. The book reflects on our own complicity in violence, ?not confessing, but unearthing? former selves who were brutal and brutalized?and treating them with compassion. As the poems work through these seeming paradoxes, they also find joy, celebrating transformations and second chances, whether after the failure of a marriage, the return of a reluctant soldier from war, or the everyday passage of time.

Through the play of language in received forms?abecedarian, sonnet, ballad, ghazal, villanelle, ballade?and in free verse buzzing with assonance, alliteration, and rhyme, these poems sing their resistance to violence in all its forms.

Number of Pages: 71.0
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Series Title: Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Jennifer Perrine
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 26394418
UPC: 9780803277236
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0364

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