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In the guise of a beggar, Odysseus returned to Ithaca.
POETS Summer 2019
The poems in Chelsea Bunn's Forgiveness reckon with how the spirit of a woman survives and thrives in the midst of and in spite of love and loss. In one poem, for instance, the speaker says, “My body knows / what to do to stay alive,” and each of these poems seem to go about the business of proving as much. — Jericho Brown, The Tradition
Forgiveness is not a book about forgiveness, but is instead a book about the desire for forgiveness, which can be the most overpowering of all desires, particularly when it cannot be satisfied...and it is in those moments that Chelsea Bunn’s inescapable art is perfected.
— Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor
Chelsea Bunn is a poet and educator living in New Mexico. She holds an MFA in Poetry and a BA in English from Hunter College in New York. A two-time recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize, her poems appear in Best New Poets 2018, Sooth Swarm Journal, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Dogwood, Georgetown Review, and elsewhere. Born and raised in NYC, she serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing for the BFA program at Navajo Technical University.