Jennifer Gutierrez

Silence Imbibed

By: Jenn Gutierrez

Jenn Gutiérrez holds a M.F.A. in English and Writing from Southampton College. Previous work has appeared in journals such as The Texas Review, The Writer’s Journal, The Acentos Review, Antique Children, Underground Voices, Bacopa Literary Review, Verdad Magazine, and forthcoming in, Flycatcher Journal. Her debut collection of poems titled Weightless was published in 2005. She currently teaches composition at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is working toward her doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Denver.

Silence Imbibed ($15 – Click to Purchase, ISBN: 978-1-937536-10-7, LCCN: 2011942885, PS3607.U817 S55-2011, 100pp, 6X9″): Around the edges of human interpersonal encounters are the things left too unsaid: the yearning, the regret, the lust, and most devastatingly, the guilt. Silence is our central tie. We feel it in our bodies. Communicate it with our eyes. The inter- becomes intra- when it is imbibed. Absorbed. The central theme of this collection of poems is that silence imbibed when so much could be said, but the brevity of form demands less.

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