Today's poem is "Fun House"
from Beautiful Zero

Milkweed Editions

Jennifer Willoughby is the recipient of the 2015 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and her debut collection is Beautiful Zero. Her poetry has appeared in the Believer, Boston Review, and the Indiana Review, among many others. She has received a McKnight Artist Fellowship, as well as the Academy of American Poets James Wright Award. Willoughby graduated from the University of Minnesota MFA program and currently works as a freelance advertising copywriter. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Books by Jennifer Willoughby:

Other poems on the web by Jennifer Willoughby:
"Country on Fire"
"Shark Week"
"What Can’t Be Fixed by Envy"
"Kaiser Variations"
"This Year Has My Name On It"

About Beautiful Zero:

"To read Beautiful Zero is to follow a pack of holy fools right off a cliff—but there’s a buoy in the sea at bottom, a life-preserver, a raft."
—Dana Levin

"These poems get under your skin and stay there. Oh, and did I mention how funny they are? We should all pray to have Willoughby sitting next to us at the next boring meeting we have to attend, whispering her poems into our ears."
—Jim Moore

"Willoughby’s matter-of-fact tone enriches her eccentric vision and this book persistently surprises with synaptic leaps and dendritic movement. In its search to 'embrace what it means to be here' Beautiful Zero makes both the marvelous and quotidian buzz with brilliance."
—Matt Rasmussen

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