The Space Between by Jill Jupen
Jill Jupen was born and grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Her poems have been published in numerous literary journals and her poem ’The Space Between’ was nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2015. Since 2000 she has lived on the island of Martha’s Vineyard where she heads the ‘Martha’s Vineyard Poets’ Collective’. She lives with her husband, five dogs and a whole lot of books.
This is her first book. It's stunningly good.
Now in its second printing.
blurbs for The Space Between:
"An amazingly talented poet, Jill Jupen illuminates the simple truths of the world in concise spare language and celebrates the curse of being human as if it were a prayer. Each poem in this collection is like air, elemental and essential, and all you need to breathe."
Nan Byrne: author of Uncertain Territory, editor of Bar Stories, documentary
"Jill Jupen is the real thing. Her poems never assert their own authenticity. Always more to them than meets the eye, these are the poems of a magician. They dazzle the way “a bouquet of birds” flying from a hat dazzles, they delight us with their hidden maneuvers. Being and Nothingness, bells and silence, past and future, living and dead are sawn in half then made whole again, while we gasp and wonder: How did she do that?"
Jennifer Tseng: author of the novel Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness, and poetry collections, The Man With My Face, Red Flower, White Flower, and books soon to be released, Not So Dear Jenny, and The Passion of Woo & Isolde.