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In Weiss's debut collection, the sociology and psychology of being human is examined through microscopic and panoramic lenses. Grief, joy, and hope are strung along a tightly knit yarn that threads each line break. From the interwoven prosody to the meticulous syntax, there exists a delicate balance within these words that reverberate in the lives that inhabit the page, unveiling that what rips us apart is also what painstakingly holds us together. For we have all felt the tear and triumph, the thrill and throbbing of being human.
Julia Gari Weiss received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets John B. Santoianni Award for Excellence in Poetry. Julia has been published in 3Elements Review, Image Curve, The Australian Women's Weekly, Thought Catalog, Old Red Kimono, and The Santa Monica Star. She is proudly from Santa Monica, California, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.