Nerve Language

"Brian Henderson's stunning collection... [is] a harrowing journey, at once terrifying...yet also beautiful. Nerve Language is rich and evocative, exotic and highly charged...a considerable accomplishment. [But] what makes the book so profoundly unsettling is that it is really about the collective madness that befalls us all when the world...becomes unhinged and "the new wars claim the unclaimable". Like a dispatcher from the front, Henderson reminds us of the power of poetry."

--Robert Reid, KW Record

"Brian Henderson tells fragments of Schreber's story in this gorgeous book, somehow finding language that lets us look at the beautiful side of terror. He doesn't deny this beauty, even as he evokes the pain and confusion."

--Lorette C. Luzajic,

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Nerve Language

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