Eye Level by Jenny Xie (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2017)

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Selected by Juan Felipe Herrera as the winner for the 2017 Walt Whitman Award.


“'Between Hanoi and Sapa' this collection begins and continues with its 'frugal mouth' that 'spends the only foreign words it owns'. This knowing 'travels' in a spiral-shaped wisdom. We go places; we enter multiple terrains of seeing; we cross cultural borders of time, voices, locations—of consciousness. Then—we notice we are in a trembling stillness with all beings and all things. Jenny Xie’s Eye Level is
a timely collection of beauty, clarity, and expansive humanity.”
—Juan felipe herrera

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