New fronds unfurl from the joints of older ones, like fists slow to open in forgiveness but will inevitably in forgetfulness—that kind of newness green as the green of new ferns snaking fast up the old hosts’ throats turning brown beneath the ever-creep without a sound (to us— all we hear’s waves). The
Jennifer L. Knox
Jennifer L. Knox was born in Lancaster, California. She received a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from New York University.
Knox is the author of Days of Shame and Failure (Bloof Books, 2015), The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway (Bloof Books, 2010), Drunk by Noon (Bloof Books, 2007), and A Gringo Like Me (Bloof Books, 2007).
Knox’s poetry is known for its darkly imaginative humor. The poet Patricia Smith writes, “I cannot imagine what the inside of her head must be like, all tango and blaring and pinball, locked in its relentless churn. I can't believe that mere covers were able to contain this tender, this snorting laughter, these rampant truths.”
Knox has previously taught creative writing at Hunter College and New York University. She currently lives in Iowa, where she teaches at Iowa State University.
Days of Shame and Failure (Bloof Books, 2015)
The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway (Bloof Books, 2010)
Wir Fürchten Uns (Lux Books, 2008)
Drunk by Noon (Bloof Books, 2007)
A Gringo Like Me (Bloof Books, 2007)