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Bodies That Hum
Bodies That Hum
by Beth Gylys
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Bodies That Hum
by Beth Gylys
Award Winner: 1997

"Though Beth Gylys's subject matter is often sexual, or at least involves the interplay of the sexes, it was not her content per se, but her phrasing and formal dexterity that kept me irresistibly returning to her poems. There's an intelligence and wit at work here, a compositional Úlan; every line is infused with attitude, and her endings always bring the poems to moments that seem both inevitable and unforeseen. Bodies That Hum charms and probes, and even when it darkens, it remains vibrant and surprising." -- Stephen Dunn

Beth Gylys is an assistant professor at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her chapbook, Balloon Heart, was published by Wind Press in 1997. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor, telemarketer, and a groom at a thoroughbred race track. Her work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Ploughshares, New Republic, The Boston Review, Columbia Magazine, The Paris Review, and the 1996 Anthology of Best Magazine Verse.