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About An Animal I Can’t Name

by Raegen Pietrucha
Two of Cups Press
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“Raegen Pietrucha’s devastatingly moving chapbook, An Animal I Can’t Name, is a collection of well-crafted and language-rich poems. … Pietrucha’s work is graphic and gorgeous without falling over the cliff of sentimentality.”

—Lori Desrosiers, publisher of Naugatuck River Review and author of The Philosopher’s Daughter, Inner Sky, Three Vanities, and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak

“The artistry of this collection goes well beyond theme. The control about childhood recollected in adulthood is remarkable.”

—Nettie Farris, author of Communion, Fat Crayons, and The Wendy Bird Poems

An Animal I Can’t Name is a narrative in poems that details a young woman’s survival of sexual and psychological abuse. This feminist, survivor-centric work seeks to empower readers through its unabashed examination of modern-day family life, religion, labels, and the implications of each. Purchase Book

About Raegen Pietrucha

Raegen Pietrucha writes, edits, and consults on professional and creative bases. Her poetry chapbook, An Animal I Can’t Name, took first place in the 2015 Two of Cups Press’ competition. While pursuing her MFA at Bowling Green State University, she served on the staff of Mid-American Review literary magazine. As communications director for UNLV’s Division of Research and Economic Development, she serves as editor-in-chief of Innovation magazine. She has more than a hundred professional bylines. Contact her at