Author: Jen Benka
Publisher: Hanging Loose Press (2011)
Jen Benka's elegant and superbly crafted poems reinvigorate our notion of the lyric. Welding language from diverse spheres—military, political, legal, literary, pop—she enlists the reader to help in this renewal process, urging: "trespassers take up your tools."
"I'm a huge fan of Benka's Pinko. It's an anti-war book, a sweet book, a powerful witnessing one. I'm all for its exact experience."