Chapbook: The Body of All Things

Finishing Line Press, 2017

Cover art by  Aremy Stewart .

Cover art by Aremy Stewart.

In these vulnerable and wise poems Rebecca Jamieson probes the complexities of family, growing up, and the sheer mystery of being an embodied consciousness in a world that is at once beautiful and painful. “I value the bitter/ medicines, the spiky plants/ with poison flowers,” she tells us, giving us poems that are themselves curative and astringent in their intimacy and hard-won insights. This, then, is a book which arrives at a deep “yes” on its journey from innocence to experience: “Some yeses/ come in a wild voice, others/ are very quiet…” she says. Rebecca Jamieson’s voice has the ability to contain both, often in the same poem. And after experiencing such poems we feel like we might know not only this poet but even ourselves a little better if we’re brave enough to follow where her questions lead.

–Ger Killeen


“Portrait of the Black Hole as Alcoholic” (Rattle, April 2019)

“Dear Mama,” “The Taste of Apple,” “All the Spring Nights,” “Voices” (M Review, September 2016)

“Cows” (Voicecatcher, Winter 2016)

“Perseid” (Calyx, Winter 2015)

“Landlubber” (Stirring: A Literary Collection, September 2011)

“Away on the Wind” (andreview, June 2010)

“Home Calling” (andreview, January 2010)

“Ghosts” (re(evolve), Summer 2009)

“Seen Again” (The Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, 2008)

“Crab” (The Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, 2004)

Cup of Poems with a Side of Prose, 2003

Essays & Interviews

“The Dharma of Desire” (Lion’s Roar, April 2012)

“The Practice of Joy: An Interview with Jen Currin” (Hunger Mountain, May 2019)

Guest Blog Posts

“Why Black Lives Matter” (People’s Co-op blog, August 2016)