Jill Alexander Essbaum

Jill Alexander Essbaum is an American poet who was born in Texas. Her work, which often deals with themes like women’s lives and strength, sexuality, and divinity, is inspired by poets like Edna St. Vincent Millay and Sylvia Plath. Her first collection was Heaven in 2000. It won the 1999 Bakeless Prize.

The Heart

by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Jill Alexander Essbaum’s ‘The Heart’ is a short poem that dictates the intricacies of dealing with heartfelt emotions. It describes the human heart as a room with four chambers and thousands of doors.

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