The poems in That Which Just Gets Tired and Then Kind cohabit intimately with a world that continues through exhaustion, overstimulation and the knowledge of its own temporary duration. Jennifer H. Fortin's is a poetry of shortfalls, unavailabilities, hungers and foraging to partially quiet those hungers. And Jennifer H. Fortin's is a poetry of excess, amplitude, buzzing and blooming. If the amplitude can't get to the hunger, that's not her problem. It's not her fault that the bell doesn't work and the armor works all too well. She's just revealing what we need and picking apart, with bone needles, why we don't get it.
Jennifer H. Fortin's work has appeared in, among other places, Action, Yes, alice blue, Blackbird, BlazeVOX, Coldfront, Copper Nickel, Court Green, Everyday Genius, GlitterPony, H_NGM_N, LIT, Sink Review, and TYPO.
Dancing Girl Press published her chapbook If Made Into a Law in 2011. Another chapbook, Nicole C. (Apartment 4), was published as part of the Dusie Kollektiv in 2011.
With three other poets, she founded and edits LEVELER. She has been named a Finalist for the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
Fortin is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Bulgaria 2004-2006). Go here for more information.
Hand sewn 5" x 6"