Word groups in angular
configurations, characters stressed together as a puppet show,
a portrait without mug shots.
Jena Osman is the author of The Character (Beacon Press, 1998)
and coeditor of the
"The extraordinary inventiveness and partidularity of this writing
make the common
ways of proposing a world vividly apparent. The modus of our statement
determinant of our powers. Viva Jena Osman."
"exciting and discovery"
"That we get to follow Jena Osman into
her theatre of invention is an exhilarating
pleasure of the first order."
"Whether exploring the possibilities of new forms or imagining
a theatrical space for
writing, Jena Osman keeps her focus on crafting poems that are consummately
in their precise registers and their intricate measures. With The
Character, Osman comes
onstage to take her place as one of the most inventive and reflective
poets of her