Jenna Le

I fell in love with Jenna Le’s poetry upon reading Six Rivers. There was a haunting quality to her words, such that they never left me but kept recurring throughout my days. When her second book, A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora, came out, that love was reaffirmed. Her poems were skillfully crafted without ever feeling stiff; instead they revealed the humanity in her experiences and her love for people I believe.

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Sarah J. Sloat

For the first extra we're spotlighting the immensely talented and obsessively readable poet Sarah J. Sloat. There is a creativity and taste for the absurd in her work that warms the heart without being sentimental. 

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