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Suppose the room just got brighter is the supposition that makes this series of poems about the end of love possible and the poems become evidence for the supposition. Goldsmith is a poet who uses the words “marvel” and “heartbreak” in the same sentence. Her poems are effervescent; even the heavy ones tread lightly as children in a fairy tale, ever alive with bewilderment and curiosity.
–Jennifer Tseng, author of Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness
To enter Jenna Goldsmith‘s Suppose the room just got brighter is to know you’ve entered into that room– a room where love and grief live together– a room that is surprising and ever-changing as Goldsmith’s poems themselves, through playful and varied forms, and the endless intricacies of language that keep teaching us that it, too, is surprising and ever-changing, “the most heart-breaking scenes repeating.”
–Julia Johnson, author of Subsidence
Jenna Goldsmith is Senior Instructor of Writing at Oregon State University Cascades. She is ¼ of the Portland-based, interdisciplinary artist collective Danger Punch. Originally from Upstate Illinois, she currently resides in Bend, Oregon.