Court of No Record: Poems (Paperback)
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Jenny Molberg's third collection of poetry, The Court of No Record, serves as both evidence and testimony against a legal system that often fails victims of physical trauma and domestic abuse. Drawing inspiration from true crime investigations and artifacts, including Frances Glessner Lee's crime scene dioramas and the tragic aftermaths of two serial killers who preyed upon women in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Molberg probes a cultural obsession with violence that performs active erasure of victims' lives. By engaging with historical texts through a personal lens, she sheds light on survivors who do not find justice and looks toward a future of positive systemic reformation.
About the Author
Jenny Molberg is the author of the poetry collections Marvels of the Invisible and Refusal. As a National Endowment for the Arts fellow, she has published in Ploughshares, the Rumpus, AGNI, Adroit Journal, Oprah Quarterly, and other literary outlets. She is associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she edits Pleiades.