2015, 112 pages
Deus Ex Machina by Jennifer Pilch was selected by judge Myung Mi Kim as Winner of the 2015 Kelsey Street Press FIRSTS! Contest. In this series of first books by emerging writers, Kelsey Street Press continues to link its editorial policy of addressing the marginalization of women writers to a poetics of allowance that encourages women to write directly from their own creative imperatives.
Jennifer Pilch is the author of four chapbooks: Profil Perdu (Greying Ghost Press), Mother Color (Konundrum Engine Editions), Bulb-Setting (Dancing Girl Press), and Sequoia Graffiti (Projective Industries, 2016). Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Fence, Harp & Altar, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, Summer Stock, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Western Humanities Review, and many others. She studied photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago before anything else. She is founding editor of La Vague Journal.
Her first full-length book, Deus Ex Machina, was selected by Myung Mi Kim as the winner of Kelsey Street's FIRSTS! contest.