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g rayw ol fpre ss a p ril 2018 pa perbackoriginal eye level poems jenny xie winner of the walt whitman award of the academy of american poets selected by juan felipe herrera for years now i’ve been using the wrong palette each year with its itchy blue as the bruise of solitude reaches its expiration date poet ry american asian american graywolf press 4/3/2018 9781555978020 $16.00 $22.99 can trade paperback 80 pages 9 in h 6.5 in w subrights brit trans audio dram graywolf press 1st ser author c/o graywolf press planes and buses guesthouse to guesthouse i’ve gotten to where i am by dint of my poor eyesight my overreactive motion sickness 9 p.m hanoi’s old quarter duck porridge and plum wine voices outside the door come to a soft boil —from “phnom penh diptych dry season” jenny xie’s award-winning debut eye level takes us far and near to phnom penh corfu hanoi new york and elsewhere as we travel closer and closer to the acutely felt solitude that centers this searching moving collection animated by a restless inner questioning these poems meditate on the forces that moor the self and set it in motion from immigration to travel to estranging losses and departures the sensual worlds here—colors smells tastes and changing landscapes—bring to life questions about the self as seer and the self as seen as xie writes “me i’m just here in my traveler’s clothes trying on each passing town for size.” her taut elusive poems exult in a life simultaneously crowded and quiet caught in between things and places and never quite entirely at home xie is a poet of extraordinary perception—both to the tangible world and to “all that is untouchable as far as the eye can reach.” praise “we go places we enter multiple terrains of seeing we cross cultural borders of time voices locations—of consciousness then—we notice we are in a trembling stillness with all beings and all things jenny xie’s eye level is a timely collection of beauty clarity and expansive humanity.” —juan felipe herrera jenny xie has published poems in harvard review the literary review the new republic tin house and elsewhere she teaches in the expository writing program at new york university and lives in brooklyn 11