Finalist 2021 A.M Klein Prize for Poetry
Finalist 2021 Raymond Souster Award
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In her second collection of poetry, Hell Light Flesh, Klara du Plessis returns with a Dantesque trilogy on family, punishment, and the ferocity and brilliance of creation. Hell Light Flesh drops the reader into a narrative claustrophobically entwined in unquestioned systemic violence where art and art criticism act as a consistent glimmer of hope. Over and over, the poem lends itself to allegory, and yields to layers of interpretation. Hell Light Flesh is mandatory reading for devotees of the long poem and fans of du Plessis’ thrilling brand of essayistic poetry alike.“
Praise for Hell Light Flesh
Enormous in scope yet sharply-defined in subject, Klara Du Plessis’ second full-length work is a serious and strikingly beautiful study of the impacts of physical child abuse.—John Nyman, Carousel Magazine
In her new poetry collection Hell Light Flesh, Klara du Plessis delves into the heart of linguistics in an attempt to do with language everything that surface linguistics denies the common speaker. Hell Light Flesh takes all words at face value, and, through the process of repetition and introspection, reveals the primal abstraction of all language and speech—Khashayar Mohammadi, The Capilano Review
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