An Arrangement of Skin (Hardcover)


By Anna Journey

Counterpoint LLC, 9781619028470, 225pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2017

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"These are intimate, delicate essays about the many skins we inhabit, illuminating even in their darkness." --The Boston Globe

Anna Journey revels in the flexibility and hybridity of the essay form, swerving artfully among topics--a recollection of a personal rupture and ensuing call to a suicide hotline opens into a consideration of taxidermy and lyric time; a mother's penchant for telling macabre stories at the dinner table connects to campfire songs and the cultural importance of American roots music; and a tattoo artist named after a pirate-themed rum reminds us how we inscribe our skins and spirits through the intimate gestures of ink.

About the Author

ANNA JOURNEY is the author of the poetry collections The Atheist Wore Goat Silk, Vulgar Remedies, and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting, which won the National Poetry Series. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, Yaddo, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Southern California. Find more at