The Poetry Break: Jayne Anne Phillips

Jul 21, 2016

Jayne Anne Phillips is one of the finest novelists living in America today. Her many books have garnered honors that include being a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, short listed for the prestigious Orange Prize, one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly, a New York Times Best Seller and many, many others.

"These prose poems of Jayne Anne's reveal the little miracles that take place in the most common experiences," Harshman said.

Born and raised in WV, her work never fails to reveals her deep Appalachian roots with an honesty and power achieved by few others. Best known for her fiction, she is, as well, the author of a marvelous early book of prose poems titled SWEETHEARTS.

  • Sweethearts
  • Toad
  • A Few Feet Away