Objects in Vases

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Anchor & Plume Press, 2016 - 36 pages
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Alina Stefanescu's debut chapbook, Objects in Vases, explores how femininity creates a place--a space around us--to engage the viewer. Our experience of place is mediated by the ways in which we are perceived, or the vase in which others prefer to view us. The place itself is created by the act of placing. And yet the artificiality of being placed is a displacement from self.

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About the author (2016)

Alina Stefanescu is a poet who sometimes finds herself in fiction. Her short story, "White Tennis Shoes", won the 2015 Ryan R. Gibbs Flash Fiction Award (New Delta Review). Other stories received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Helen Short Story and the 2014 Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. Defect/or, an unpublished poetry collection, was a finalist in the 2015 Robert Dana Poetry Award (Anhinga Press). You can read her poems and prose in previous or forthcoming issues of PoemMemoirStory, The Tower Journal, Cider Press Review, Driftwood Press, Lockjaw, Small Po[r]tions, Third Point Press, Broad!, Sandy River Review, among generous others. Born in Romania, Alina currently resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with four native mammalian species. She has written by moonlight to keep her children from waking. Find her online at www.alinastefanescu.com.

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