Winner of 2015 Kore Press First Book Award, selected by Tracie Morris
Body Burden is an investigation—into historical documents, public records, imagined letters, and into a rich variety of visual and linguistic forms. Turner invites readers to experience the language and facts of history and science – the stuff ‘we make our beds from/and lie among,’ the songs and silence of life itself.
This manuscript is visceral, bold and expansive. The writing and its organization is physically impactful. The range of writings and the seamless ways in which very different types of writing interact with each other unites driven and divergent environments of poetic thought. Body Burden inhabits the body. It’s a pleasure to read, see and feel with the body. –Tracie Morris
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