woman unfolding

woman unfolding

Jenna Mervis

These are poems of unfolding. A brain in limbo; a mother’s warnings, unheeded; the diving and swimming in life; fiancés who evolve into husbands; a child not yet conceived; poems birthed so that the reader follows the evolution of a word into something tangible, erect, alive.

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DATE

2011

GENRE

Poetry
i

PAGES

76

ISBN

978-1-920397-33-3

woman unfolding

There are degrees of loss.
Mostly the loss of oneself in another: myself in you.
I catch myself
grasping
for the next skin.

From ‘Shedding Skin’

Jenna Mervis

Jenna is a poet and freelance writer living in Cape Town. Her work has been featured in several South African journals including Carapace, Green Dragon, New Contrast, New Coin and the 2009 PEN Studzinski Literary Award anthology New Writing From Africa. Born and schooled in Durban, Jenna studied Journalism at Rhodes University and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She has a website at www.writerepublic.com

Jenna Mervis's author page
Awards and Nominations
Shortlisted: SALA poetry prize 2012