Published by Calypso Editions in 2018, After the Tour charts a journey through the contemporary American landscape, with helicopters, wild horses, strip clubs, and river otters—a landscape reshaped by conflict and confusion, a journey haunted by the looming shadow of an endless war.
Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic, writes, “this book gives us an America that is both private and public, gives us the poet who is whispering and singing at the top of her lungs, gives us tenderness and fury, politics and intimacy, rhapsody and elegy, all in one collection which in the end becomes one long poem about the life we have made, about the song we can hope to make of it, about the hurt that here becomes that very song.”
And Maria Garcia Teutsch writes, “This collection reminds us that opening oneself up to relationships can also be an opening for searing pain, but perhaps most importantly, to the giving and receiving of love which in the end is fucking worth it all.”
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Of Earth’s Horses & Boys, published by Finishing Line Press in 2013, Patrick Donnelly, author of Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin, writes, “If you are a person who lives on this planet, then at some point you are going to need some tantric odes in praise of the education of the soul by the senses. Which means that you are going to need Jennifer Minniti-Shippey’s wonderful poems and the way they layer ironic wit with passionate sincerity.”
Gina Vansyteyn included Earth’s Horses & Boys on a list of “25 Books to Read When You’re Falling in Love” over on HelloGiggles! Very exciting!
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Done Dating DJs won the 2009 Fool for Poetry Chapbook competition, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre of Cork, Ireland. It was selected by Patrick Cotter.