Hometown for an Hour (Paperback)
Ohio University Press, 9780821416563, 66pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2005
Winner of the 2005 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Winner of the 2007 Audre Lorde Award
In her second collection of poems, Jennifer Rose writes primarily of places and displacement. Using the postcard's conventions of brevity, immediacy, and, in some instances, humor, these poems are greetings from destinations as disparate as Cape Cod, Kentuckiana, and Croatia. Rich in imagery, deftly crafted, and imbued with a lightness of voice, these poems are also postmarked from poetry's more familiar provinces of love, nature, and loss.