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nibs & nubs by Josh Stenberg


nibs & nubs is a collection of stray words, yoked and reassembled into attractive shapes, tested for cadence and vowel roundness, and finally ornamented with late imperial birds.  The poems are geographically distractable, addled with the mystique of etymology, and suspended between the lures of irony and the muted terrors of introspection. Here is a first collection that depict the years of lust and wanderlust as recollected and reorganised in slowly sobering afterlife.
“nibs & nubs is a book which is not afraid to record genuine experience with a very sharp nib, generously going deep to the nub of one person’s life.  It is a book to read slowly, with awe for its poetic audacity and skill, and gratitude for its sharing of a gamut of emotion from grief to grace.” –Jean Kent
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Josh Stenberg is a Sydney-based author, translator and academic. He teaches Chinese literature and theatre at the University of Sydney. Recent works as a translator include poetry by Jiang Tao and short fiction by Su Tong.


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