Riverfront Times has named our very own copywriter Jazzy Danziger (Loyal) 'Best Local Poet,' for her first book of poems, Darkroom.
Here’s what they had to say:
Sylvia Plath wrote that if the novel is an open hand, relaxed and expansive, then poetry is a closed fist that "excludes and stuns." Jazzy Danziger's first book of poems, Darkroom, published earlier this year, proves that the two need not be mutually exclusive. Danziger's work packs a punch, for sure... But though the collection focuses tightly on Danziger's obsessions with memory and guilt and the question of whether in retelling a story one is distorting the truth of what happened, it does not exclude. By examining her own experiences so unflinchingly, Danziger sees beyond herself and shows her readers a new view of a familiar world.
The Riverfront Times 'Best Of St. Louis' Awards are chosen by the magazine, and represent the very best of St. Louis in categories that include dining, shopping and the arts.
We are so proud of Jazzy's accomplishments and excited to have an award-winning poet on our team. You can buy Darkroom from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, University of Wisconsin Press or a local independent bookstore.
(And we'd be remiss not to mention that the cover of Darkroom was designed by our friend, Matt Roeser)