Books by Brenda Shaughnessy

Released: June 15, 1999

"Strictly for the author's co-synsethesiaists."
Despite bursts of clarity, Shaughnessy's debut brings to mind the great and difficult voluptuaries of modern verse: like Hart Crane, she invents words for their trilling sonorities ('spifflicated," "cravesty," 'slimsy—); like John Ashberry, she feigns a childlike voice that surreally joins odd words into a diction of her own creation. Read full book review >