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Press 254, 2022
Title Nine begins in the grocery store check-out line—the most mundane of places—abandoned cart of polenta and Swedish Fish evidence of some interruption, a shopping trip gone majorly wrong. What might occur to cause a shopper to abandon her food, would-be supper, future nourishment? In Jenna Goldsmith’s radical new collection, the poet investigates a series of interruptions through the constant and petty correspondences that steer our modern lives: email, phone call, university missive, federal statute. But when we need, really rightfully need the institution’s protections and advocacy, the ambulance to arrive, its sirens at full volume, what then of its silences?
Finishing Line Press, 2021
Suppose the room just got brighter is the supposition that makes this series of poems about the end of love possible and the poems become evidence for the supposition. Goldsmith is a poet who uses the words "marvel" and "heartbreak" in the same sentence. Her poems are effervescent; even the heavy ones tread lightly as children in a fairy tale, ever alive with bewilderment and curiosity."
Jennifer Tseng, author of Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness
Publication Studio Hudson, 2019
"The Landscape sits nicely settled within an art historical context as a statement of aesthetics, a celebration of the beauty and sometimes violence of the natural world. It is not often politicized and becomes a unifying mode of representation for people to understand art in a way that goes beyond the small demographic of the art-educated viewer. The Landscape is accessible to the masses because we, collectively, understand what a landscape is."
Publication Studio Hudson