Jasmine V. Bailey – Michigan Quarterly Review

Jasmine V. Bailey

Jasmine V. Bailey’s first poetry collection, Alexandria, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2014 and won the Central New York Book Award. Her second collection, Disappeared, was published October, 2017 from Carnegie Mellon, and her chapbook, Sleep and What Precedes It, won the 2009 Longleaf Press Chapbook Prize. She has been an Olive B. O’Connor Fellow at Colgate University, a Fulbright Fellow in Argentina, and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Carolina Quarterly, 32 Poems, Crab Orchard Review, Two Lines, InTranslation, and other journals. Her work was a finalist for the 2018 Gulf Coat Translation Prize, and she is a managing editor for Iron Horse Literary Review and a contributing editor for Waxwing Literary Journal.

This is Not a Poem About Leah, Let Alone Zilpah and Bilhah

Today we revisit work by 2018 The Laurence Goldstein Prize winner Jasmine V. Bailey. Bailey’s poem “This is Not a Poem About Leah, Let Alone Zilpah and Bilhah,” appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of MQR and was selected by Raymond McDaniel. It’s impossible to disregard the authority in “This Is Not a Poem about Leah, Let Alone …

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