THE SHAKY PHASE: Poems by Jessie Janeshek (PREORDER)


Jessie Janeshek
Stalking Horse Press
Trade paperback
Publishing April 2017

The Shaky Phase: luminous, melancholy, surreal, and hypnotic poems of vodka, velour, western–nature–trash, wolves, weird oscillations, and spectral shivers…

Jessie Janeshek’s second full-length collection is a louche, gothic journal haunted by television, drinking, and the desert. To enter The Shaky Phase is to enter a Twilight Zone of strange revenges, and of loss. But finally, it is to encounter poems that tone like falling stars, an uncanny space where words are matter.

“This is what Janeshek does at her best—interweaves everyday life, the glamour and tragedy of old Hollywood, and our innermost fears and neuroses, which she bravely points out in herself so that we can identify.” —Shaindel Beers, Contrary Magazine



Product Description

Jessie Janeshek’s chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia, (dancing girl press, 2016), and Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming, 2017). Her first full-length collection of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). You can read more of her poetry at


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