Phrasis (Ottoline Prize) (Paperback)

By Wendy Xu

Fence Books, 9781934200940, 180pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

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Wendy Xu articulates the whole world by freezing it all at once, looking closely at its parts, and zeroing in on the one image or phrase or feeling that makes the day seem possibly beautiful under all the scaffolding, sirens, and other natural (analog and online) interruptions that make up daily living. Phrasis is on the list of 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 at the New York Times Book Review Phrasis is one of the 13 Best Poetry Books of 2017 from Buzzfeed.

About the Author

Wendy Xu: Wendy Xu is the author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017), You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013), and several chapbooks, including Naturalism (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015). Xu is also the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.