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Objects of Attention

by Aichlee Bushnell



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About the Author

Aichlee Bushnell was born and raised in Philadelphia. A Cave Canem fellow, she holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Mills College. Objects of Attention, winner of the 2014 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry, is her first book. She currently lives in Oakland, California with her husband.

Objects of Attention
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There is such care in Aichlee Bushnell’s Objects. Care to tell the story of Sally Hemings. Care with how to represent her, her body. Care to not appropriate. Care to complicate. Care to tell it as expansive, as international. Care with juxtaposition. And care also with the aesthetic difficulties of this story. A poem this thoughtful is rare. A poem this thoughtful and this moving is unique, special, genre-changing.

Juliana Spahr