Publisher’s Weekly 

“Zighelboim opens by depicting the body as the site of a haunting… A body is more than its literal mass, Zighelboim writes, likening it to a vault for psychological material in need of liberation.”

The Adroit Journal 

“The concerns Zighelboim navigates in this collection are essential when we interrogate what it means to inhabit a body, to witness the body’s manifestations of turmoil, and to be helpless in the face of the body’s desires towards excess and self-destruction.”
—Erica Bernheim

The Rumpus

“The poems in The Fat Sonnets are by turns straightforward and oblique, funny and scathing, terribly sad and joyful, traditional and twisting, turning, somersaulted take-offs on sonnets.”
—Molly Fisk

Muzzle Magazine 

“Fat people will see their stories and lives reflected in this book in ways that they have never seen themselves reflected in literature before. And when I say fat people, I mean everyone.”
—Claudia Cortese


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