Anatomy, Errata

Judith Hall

The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry



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“A woman’s body, luminous repository of the soul, having triumphed or at least traveled so far as to be no longer a girl’s, is still the heroine here, much beset by inner ills and outer inducements, temptations of High Capitalism which can turn a child into Shirley Temple, a daughter into her mother, and a lover into a lever whereby pleasure is pried free. Yet for all her fritillary unrest, a mystery abides: Judith Hall’s pervasive mastery of form, 'a secret song,' overheard and unforgettable.” —Richard Howard

Death, art, and a woman’s beauty have come together before, but Hall’s poems remake the controversial trio into a vivid music that is at once startling and intimate and sublime.

Judith Hall’s first book, To Put the Mouth to, was selected for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry anthology. She serves as poetry editor of The Antioch Review and lives in Hollywood-by-the-Sea, California.