Poppe's Jinwar and Other Stories is populated by expats and ex-marines, teenage seekers, suffering mothers, and women on the margins, a fearless-yet-wounded cast of heroines who roam in order to reassemble their lives. Poppe takes the reader through the gritty paces of service jobs, hospital procedures and embed missions with stunning, gruesome detail. Visceral and propulsive, JINWAR is alive with the aftermath of war, the physical imperatives of pain and need, all while illuminating the specialized tragedy of cultures embroiled in sexist ideology and overt violence. In irreverent and cutting prose, Poppe taps into the absurd hypocrisy of unfit men in power, and questions, ultimately, what it means to care and be cared for in a world that aims to rip you apart. Poppe's voice is an antidote. This is one hyper-astute, deadly funny, entirely consequential collection.
–Kate Wisel, Driving in Cars with Homeless Men, 2019 Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize