The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems About Perfume
Edited by Jehanne Dubrow & Lindsay Lusby
What if 100 contemporary American poets were sent individually selected vials of perfume, fragrances chosen to reflect the authors’ voices, aesthetics, or writerly obsessions? What if each poet wrote something new in response? The Book of Scented Things collects the results of this strange, aromatic experiment: poems of longing and of childhood memory, poems of place and philosophy and politics, poems about the challenge of writing poems about perfume. This is an anthology whose words will linger on your pulse points long after even the base notes have faded.
Contributors to The Book of Scented Things
Seth Abramson, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, James Arthur, Sarah Arvio, Beth Bachmann, Aaron Baker, Ned Balbo, Brian Barker, Rick Barot, Sandra Beasley, Nicky Beer, Erin Belieu, Elana Bell, Dan Bellm, Mark Bibbins, Mary Biddinger, Traci Brimhall, Brian Brodeur, Jericho Brown, Michelle Chan Brown, Stacey Lynn Brown, Lisa D. Chávez, Chad Davidson, Erica Dawson, Katy Didden, Jehanne Dubrow, Michael Dumanis, Moira Egan, Robin Ekiss, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Tarfia Faizullah, Elyse Fenton, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Gregory Fraser, Elisa Gabbert, Jeannine Hall Gailey, John Gallaher, Melody S. Gee, Carmen Giménez Smith, Juliana Gray, George Green, Rachel Hadas, Meredith Davies Hadaway, James Allen Hall, Leslie Harrison, Yona Harvey, K. A. Hays, Rebecca Hazelton, H. L. Hix, Carrie Jerrell, Laura Kasischke, Dore Kiesselbach, Keetje Kuipers, Ilyse Kusnetz, Deborah Landau, Nick Lantz, Dorothea Lasky, Mari L’Esperance, Shara Lessley, Sandy Longhorn, dawn lonsinger, Lindsay Lusby, Amit Majmudar, David Mason, Adrian Matejka, Jamaal May, Shara McCallum, Shane McCrae, Erika Meitner, Philip Metres, Tyler Mills, Ander Monson, Idra Novey, Lisa Olstein, Alan Michael Parker, Nathaniel Perry, Kiki Petrosino, Emilia Phillips, Patrick Phillips, Jessica Piazza, John Poch, Hilda Raz, Brynn Saito, Jane Satterfield, Zach Savich, Jason Schneiderman, Bruce Snider, Gabriel Spera, Alison Stine, Yerra Sugarman, Mathias Svalina, Matthew Thorburn, Maureen Thorson, Brian Turner, Sarah Vap, Cody Walker, Connie Wanek, Caki Wilkinson, Catherine Wing, and Matthew Zapruder.