Brilliant Little Body is a collection of poems that tell the story of survival, of the blessing—and the curse—of being a poet, of seeking love and getting your heart shattered instead. These poems dive into a poet’s beginning and every stone that builds a life, some of them hard-earned, some of them crumbling. Jenkins owns the body in this collection—every gorgeous flaw and every brilliant blemish. She claims every mistake and misstep, but she doesn’t apologize. Instead, she possesses them, tucks them close to her skin, and wears them like a tattoo. This collection is brave and fierce, with enough humor to balance the tears you’ll find leaking out of your eyes without even realizing you were crying.
Available for pre-order, books will ship late December 2023!
About the author:
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins lives and writes in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writers Seminars in Vermont and has published in magazines such as The Sun, AGNI, Mid-American Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal. Brilliant Little Body is her first full length collection.