Five Sextillion Atoms by Jayne Benjulian

Review by Terry Lucas While I agree with the blurbs on the back cover of Five Sextillion Atoms about its merits of “formal compression…taut and acute imagery…epigrammatic closings,” none speak to an equally pervasive element of these poems—their musicality. The interior chiming and half-rhymes, judiciously spaced and preparing the reader for the occasional end-rhyme—often bringing … Continue reading Five Sextillion Atoms by Jayne Benjulian

Jayne Benjulian

Work by Jayne Benjulian appears in numerous journals, including Agni, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, Ms., Nimrod International, Women’s Review of Books and Poetry Daily. She was an Ossabaw Island Project Fellow; a teaching fellow at Emory University; and a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Lyon, France. She holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for … Continue reading Jayne Benjulian