Poetry. In THE STRIPPING POINT Brian Henry moves through extremes of formal
invention and referentiality in two poetic series immersed in the lust and
language of the everyday. Set at a paper mill in the 1990s, "More Dangerous
Than Dying" charts the vicissitudes of a relationship that is
simultaneously new and at its depleted end. In "The Stripping Point,"
language confronts and interleaves desire, enacting the dissipation of both
as the poem is "stripped" as it progresses. Once again, Brian Henry raises
the stakes for contemporary poetry.

Brian Henry—The Stripping Point

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  • 9781933996011