Geographic and lyrical, Jen Silverman's Bath communicates complex insights into the landscapes of relationships.
“Jen Silverman’s poems are baptisms of desire. They’ve traveled the world and come back to tell you the pleasure to be found there, the holes of each leaving, the way it is all ‘drenched in light and wine.’ Economical in syntax and generous in image, Bath astonishes at every turn with its heart, its wisdom, its waters.”
– Traci Brimhall, author of our lady of the ruins
“I have a crush on Jen Silverman’s language. This multi-hyphenate wordsmith writes poetry that sings with silver fish scales, bathes in love, hopes for redemption. I’ll read with ardor anything Silverman writes, in any genre.”
– Sarah Ruhl, playwright of Eurydice
“Jen Silverman’s Bath moves through you like 'a weather system/ of love.' In its wake, you will rise from the storm cellar of these poems, squint at the sun, and marvel at how fresh the air seems and how it buzzes with hope.”
– Tomás Q. Morín, author of Machete
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Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer and playwright. She is the author of the debut novel We Play Ourselves and the story collection The Island Dwellers (Random House) which was longlisted for a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Additional work has appeared in Vogue, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, The Gettysburg Review, The Baffler, LitHub, and elsewhere. Jen’s plays have been produced across the United States and internationally. Jen is a three-time MacDowell Colony fellow, a member of New Dramatists, and the recipient of an EA Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fellowship, the Yale Drama Series Award, and a Playwrights of New York Fellowship. Jen also writes for TV and film.