Congress of Strange People
Stephanie Lenox's first full-length volume of poetry was published by Airlie Press in fall 2012. While the book is available through online retailers, Stephanie recommends that you purchase the book directly through Airlie Press or at one of the many independent bookstores in western Oregon that carry Airlie Press titles.
"More than anything, I find Stephanie Lenox's poems fun to read.... Lenox's ability to constantly surprise, surprise again, and then surprise that you were surprised at all creates engaging poems that continuously evolve as you read." --
from a review by Aaron Bauer, PoemoftheWeek.org contributing editor
"Lenox records a kaleidoscopic celebration of individuals with whom she forges a distinct connection despite their being outcasts, oddballs. Nothing is too peculiar, too weird, too eccentric for the poet to shun. Every accomplishment merits a carnival, every record holder deserves a festival, a parade." -- from a review by Paul David Adkins, first published by Grazing Grain Press
The Heart That Lies Outside the Body
The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, winner of the 2007 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, was published in early 2008 as a hand-sewn limited-edition letterpress volume. Written mostly in the voices of record holders from the Guinness Book of World Records, the chapbook is an ode to human superlatives, ludicrous acts, and our common strangeness. It is available for purchase from the Slapering Hol Press website or from Amazon.com.
"Lenox's poems are playful and inventive, yet her subjects preserve their dignity." -- Rigoberto González, Poetry Foundation
"Stephanie Lenox's The Heart That Lies Outside the Body ... does what a chapbook does best, concentrates its attention on an intimately connected, carefully selected set of poems -- poems that belong together even as they suggest the nucleus of a longer future collection."-- Philip Miller, Home Planet News
"Stephanie Lenox's The Heart That Lies Outside the Body is a gift." -- Eileen Tabios
Listed as "Best Books for Summer Reading, 2008" by The Monteserrat Review.
The Heart That Lies Outside the Body: Broadside
One-hundred broadsides were designed and letterpress printed by The Center for the Book Arts in 2006 in honor of the poet’s reading as honorable mention in their 2006 Chapbook Competition. The winners of the contest were selected by poet Albert Goldbarth.
The broadside was designed by Sara Parkel. Numbered and signed by the poet.
Anthologized in Best New Poets
"Making Love to Leopard Man," originally published in Hayden's Ferry Review, was selected as one of 50 poems from emerging writers by editor Eric Pankey.