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By Stephanie G'Schwind

Selected from the country’s top literary journals and publications—Colorado ReviewCreative NonfictionGeorgia ReviewPrairie SchoonerCrazyhorseThe general School, and others—Beautiful Flesh gathers eighteen essays at the physique, primarily construction a multi-gender, multi-ethnic physique out of essays, each one referring to a unique a part of the physique: stomach, mind, bones, blood, ears, eyes, hair, arms, middle, lungs, nostril, ovaries, pancreas, sinuses, epidermis, backbone, tooth, and vas deferens. The identify is drawn from Wendy Call’s essay “Beautiful Flesh,” a meditation at the pancreas: “gorgeously grotesque, hideously attractive: red globes embedded in a pinkish-tan oval, all nestled on a mattress of cabbage-olive eco-friendly, spun via with gossamer gold.”

Other essays comprise Dinty W. Moore’s “The Aquatic Ape,” during which the writer explores the curious layout and necessity of sinuses; Katherine E. Standefer’s “Shock to the guts, Or: A Primer at the useful functions of Electricity,” a modular essay concerning the author’s inner cardiac defibrillator and the character of electrical energy; Matt Roberts’s “Vasectomy guideline 7,” within which the writer considers a few of the purposes for and implications of surgically severing and sealing the vas deferens; and Peggy Shinner’s “Elective,” which examines the author’s personal adventure with rhinoplasty and cultural issues of the “Jewish nose.” Echoing the myriad shapes, sizes, talents, and kinds of the human physique, those essays exhibit the various types of the style: own, memoir, lyric, braided, and so on.

Contributors: Amy Butcher, Wendy name, Steven Church, Sarah Rose Etter, Matthew Ferrence, Hester Kaplan, Sarah ok. Lenz, Lupe Linares, Jody Mace, Dinty W. Moore, Angela Pelster, Matt Roberts, Peggy Shinner, Samantha Simpson, Floyd Skloot, Danielle R. Spencer, Katherine E. Standefer, Kaitlyn Teer, Sarah Viren, Vicki Weiqi Yang

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