Glimmerglass Girl

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Description

Glimmerglass Girl is a collection of poetry and images about womanhood and femininity. This debut collection from author Holly Lyn Walrath explores life, love, marriage, abuse, self-harm, the body, death, and alcoholism through the lens of a woman's heart. It takes readers through a speculative and fantastical world of fairy tales and unicorns where femininity is as powerful and delicate as a glass-winged butterfly.

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Finishing Line Press
Publish Date
August 24, 2018
Pages
44
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.11 X 8.5 inches | 0.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781635345452
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About the Author

Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author based out of Houston, Texas. She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master's in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Luna Station Quarterly, Liminality, and elsewhere. She is the author of the Elgin Award winning chapbook Glimmerglass Girl (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and her chapbook in Italian, Numinose Lapidi (Kipple Press, 2020). In Houston, she collaborates with Writespace, Comicpalooza, writers, artists, and creative communities to make the writing world a more fantastical place.

Reviews

"Tensile and luminous as a glass-winged butterfly, Glimmerglass Girl chronicles the passions of a woman's heart and its multifarious musings with a marvelous mix of toughness and tenderness. In a shimmering world at once 'honey-brimmed and buzzing, ' where 'blueberry coffee' and a 'kissing prayer, ' or a 'quiet mess of a body of light' offer diurnal delights, this wildly chimerical gathering of hybridized fairy tales and fabulous meditations on womanhood might carry Emily Dickinson's admonition of epistolary intimacy, 'open me carefully.' Indeed, readers should open Walrath's slender volume carefully, hold these rare poems up to the sun, then lean in quietly to hear each one sing in flight."

--Karen An-hwei Lee, author of Phylo of Joy, Ardor, and In Medias Res.

." . . an intersection between ethereal loftiness, humorous speculation, and poignant consideration. . . a collection of poetry and images that encourage readers to be more than they perceive themselves to be."

--VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts